Ahmedabad Defenders is one of the six teams that will be participating in the upcoming Pro Volleyball League where they will be representing the region of the Ahmedabad. The team is owned by Bonhomie Sports Event Management Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ajay Jangra who is a popular name in the Volleyball world of India is selected to lead the team as the Head Coach while the captain of the side is decided to be Ranjit singh. Serbian Volleyball player Novica Bjelica has been announced as the Icon Player of Ahmedabad Defenders.
The team is full of some really strong players like Ranjit Singh and Gurinder Singh apart from their Icon Player Novica Bjelica. Here is full squad of Ahmedabad Defenders:
|Name||Position||Nationality||Date of Birth||Height|
|Novica Bjelica||Blocker||Serbia||09 February||202 cm|
|Ranjit Singh||Setter||India||10 July 1991||194 cm|
|Gurinder Singh||Universal||India||05 June 1986||195 cm|
|Rahul Graak||Libero||India||14 May 1991||177 cm|
|Dilip Koiwal||Attacker||India||16 August 1988||198 cm|
|Raman Kumar||Attacker||India||21 April 1993||184 cm|
|Gagandeep Singh||Attacker||India||29 November 1991||190 cm|
|Viktor Syosev||Attacker||Russia||16 September 1987||199 cm|
|Vaishnav||Blocker||India||11 February 1990||207 cm|
|Rajat Bodla||Blocker||India||27 November 2000||196 cm|
|Lijoy Robin P||Setter||India||16 November||197 cm|
|Sayyad Mubarak Ali||Universal||India||01 June 1994||198 cm|
Coach: Dr. Ajay Jangra
Assistant Coach(es): Devender Singh, Gurjot Singh
Players to watch out for
Three of their top players are Novica Bjelica, Gurinder Singh and Ranjit Singh, who are expected to grab all the eyeballs during the tournament. 18 year old Rajat is also expected to emerge as a surprise package for everyone.
Ranjit Singh who will be leading the side was also the most expensive buy at the auctions of the first edition of Pro Volleyball League. He is a hard-working athlete who managed to reach such a platform after a lot of struggle in his early days.
Gurinder Singh is a tall player who fulfills the role of universal player in the side and has a tons of experience as he is the current captain of the Indian National Volleyball Team and is a part of them from almost the last 15 years.
Their Icon Player Novica Bjelica was a part of the Serbian National Volleyball Team during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He also a medal for Serbia for the European Championship, World Cup and World League, 2009 Italian Champion, 2015 Montenegrin Champion.