U Mumba star Kashiling Adake excluded from Maharashtra probables squad for Senior Kabaddi Nationals
The Senior Kabaddi Nationals are set to kick off in Hyderabad on New Year's Eve, with the best players in the business set to square off against each other once again. 31 teams will contest for the trophy over a six-day period at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, consisting of states as well as other government bodies such as Services, Railways and BSNL.
Preparations are underway for each team, with the camps taking place, after which the final teams will be confirmed for either side. Sportskeeda has gained access to the list of probables for Maharashtra, where there is a surprise name missing in the form of raider Kashiling Adake.
The list has a total of 21 players, many of whom are reputed names in the Pro Kabaddi League and out of whom 12 will make the final cut. However, one big name that has not been included is the former Dabang Delhi star Adake, who is one of the most popular players in the league and is famed for his hand touches and long reach.
The raider has a whopping 528 points to his name across the five seasons of the PKL, which puts in sixth place on the all-time scorers' list. He was part of the Dabang Delhi set up for the first four campaigns, where he was the team's key raider. In Season 5, he was signed by U Mumba, where he scored 122 points in 20 games.
The full list of probables for Maharashtra is as follows:
Rishank Devadiga, Vikas Kale, Sachin Shingade, Girish Ernak, Vishal Mane, Viraj Langde, Nitin Madane, Tushar Patil, Nilesh Salunke, Akshay Jadhav, Shubham Varamate, Santosh Varkari, Swapnil Shinde, Mahendra Rajput, Rituraj Korvi, Balram Paydhan, Siddharth Desai, Ajinkya Kapre, Umesh Mhatre, Ravi Dhage, Abhijit Patil