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Jaipur Pink Panthers


ABOUT
ABOUT

The Jaipur Pink Panthers is a Jaipur based kabaddi team competing in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). Owned by actor Abhishek Bachchan, the team won the inaugural edition of PKL in 2014. Currently coached by Balwan Singh, the team considers the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur as their home venue. They are strong contenders to win the PKL in 2018.


PKL Trajectory


Jaipur Pink Panthers started their PKL journey by winning the first edition. They somehow lost track and ended up 5th in the PKL 2015. The tournament in January 2016 could not turn their fortunes as they sunk even below to the 6th place. They made a very good comeback in the June 2016 tournament and were the runners-up.


In 2017, the group stages were introduced and they could not go past them. The Panthers lost in the group stages.


Prominent Achievements


The title win in 2014 has to be their best achievement. The second place in June 2016 was more significant given that they were 5th and 6th in the previous two editions of the tournament.


Low Points


Speaking of low points for the Panthers, their exit in the group stages in 2017 was a big upset, given the quality of players they had in their roster.


Team Players


Player NamePriceCountryPosition
Deepak Niwas Hooda (Captain)Retained Elite PlayerIndianAll-Rounder
Sandeep Kumar DhullRetained Elite PlayerIndianDefender - Left Corner
Ajinkya PawarYoung Retained PlayerIndianRaider
Lokesh KaushikYoung Retained PlayerIndianRaider
Pavan TRNew Young PlayerIndianDefender - Right Cover
Sushil GuliaNew Young PlayerIndianRaider
Sachin NarwalNew Young PlayerIndianAll-Rounder
Amit HoodaRs 53 lakhIndianDefender - Right Corner
Deepak NarwalRs 30.5 lakhIndianRaider
Nilesh SalunkeRs 23.5 lakhIndianRaider
Sunil SiddhgawaliRs 20 lakhIndianDefender
Dong Gyu KimRs 10 lakhKoreanAll-Rounder
Malinda ChaturangaRs 10 lakhunavailableRaider
VishalRs 20.25 lakhIndianAll-Rounder
KaramvirRs 6 lakhIndianDefender - Left Corner
Guman SinghIndianRaider
Nitin RawalIndianAll-Rounder
SanthapanaselvamIndianAll-Rounder



Major Players for 2019 PKL

Panthers have bought a lot of fresh face and talent this season for the team. Buying six new players to the team has added a lot of boost this season. Category A Players like Amit Hooda and Deepak Narwal were bought off for 53 lakhs and 30.5 lakhs respectively. Additional to this, players including Nilesh Salunkhe Sunil Siddhgavalli , Dong Gyu Kim and Malinda Chaturanga will also be a part in the team this season.



SeasonYearPlayedWinsLossesDraw%WinFinal Result
1201414103171.42Winners
220151467142.855th
32016 (Jan)1448228.576th
42016 (Jun)1485157.14Runners-up
5201722813136.36Group stage
6201822613327.276th


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