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Haryana Steelers


ABOUT

Full NameHaryana Steelers

Nick NameThe Steelers

Founded2017

GroundMotilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai

Team Owner(s) Jindal South West (JSW) Group

Prominent PlayersSurender Nada, Prashant Kumar Rai, Vikash Khandola

ABOUT

Haryana Steelers is an Indian professional kabaddi team that plays in Pro Kabaddi League. The team is based in the city of Sonipat, Haryana. The team plays their home matches at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Sonipat which has a seating capacity of 2000.


Haryana Steelers is led by star defender Surender Nada, who has won the inaugural season of PKL with U Mumba and was also the part of the Indian team which won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. The team is coached by veteran Ranbir Singh Khokhar, who has more than 35 years of coaching experience. He is the current coach of Indian national team and was also the coach of the Indian team which won the gold medal at 1990 and 2014 Asian Games.


Haryana Steelers is one of the four teams introduced in 2017 season of Pro Kabaddi League alongside Gujarat Fortune Giants, UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas in order to make the League more widespread, interesting and competitive.


Background


The team is owned by JSW Sports, a part of the multi-billion dollars conglomerate, Jindal South West (JSW) group. They are also the owners of former I-League champions and ISL side Bengaluru FC and are renowned for the contribution towards the development of sports in India.


JSW Sports runs a variety of sports programs. The most popular of them is the Sports Excellence Program (SEP), the flagship endeavour of the company.


Trajectory in the PKL


The debut season for the team in 2017 was a mixed success. The Steelers managed to finish at the third place in their zone. The team’s journey ended after their loss to eventual champions Patna Pirates in the eliminator.

The team would be eyeing to better their performance in the coming seasons and to get to the coveted trophy.


Prominent Achievements


The team managed to finish at 6th position in the 2017 season of PKL. The team showed good potential will be a strong title contender in the coming season provided they are able to work upon the areas where they fell short.


Low Points


The major problem which the team faced was the inability to perform as a unit. Their loss against Patna Pirates exposed their defence’s dependency on Surender Nada as they performed abysmally in his absence in the second half of the match.


Team Players


Player NameCountryPosition
Ajay GhanghasIndianAll Rounder
Brijendra Singh ChaudharyIndianAll-Rounder
Chand SinghIndianDefender
Hamid Mirzaei NaderIraniAll-Rounder
Mohammad Esmaeil MaghsodlouIraniRaider
Rajesh GurjarIndianDefender - Left Corner
Rajesh NarwalIndianAll-Rounder
Ravi KumarIndianDefender - Right Cover
Rohit GuliaIndianAll-Rounder
Surender NadaIndianDefender - Left Corner
Vikas ChillarIndianRaider
Vikas JaglanIndianAll-Rounder
Vikash Khandola (C)IndianRaider
VinayIndianRaider


Major Players for the PKL 2021:


Under the new captaincy of Vikash Khandola, the team has seen new players as well. This season new team members like category A player.

The duo of a Ajay Ghanghas and Brijendra Singh Chaudhary under the captaincy of Vikash Khandola, can bring new strategies and game play with experienced execution on the ground.


YearMatches PlayedWinsLostTieWin %Final Result
201723136456.526th Place
201822612227.276th Place
201923139169.230769235th Place


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