The Pakistan national Kabaddi team is one of strongest sides in the world. Pakistan have regularly won medals in the Asian Games and World Cups. In seven previous Asian Games, they won five bronze medals and two silver medals.
Pakistan Kabaddi Team Past Results
Pakistan bagged bronze medals in the 1990 and 1994 Asian Games. In the 1998 edition, Pakistan settled for sIlver losing to India in the final. Four years later, Pakistan again bagged the third position before losing gold to India by 35-23 in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. Pakistan came third and fourth in next two editions of Asian Games in 2010 and 2014 respectively.
Schedule in Kabaddi Masters League
In the inaugural Kabaddi Masters League in Dubai, Pakistan are clubbed with India and Kenya. Pakistan kickstart their campaign against arch-rival India on June 22, 2018. Pakistan will lock horn against the arch-rival again on June 25 along with two matches against Kenya on June 24 and 27.
Pakistan Kabaddi Team Captain
Pakistan Kabaddi Team is led by the veteran Nasir Ali. The all-rounder has already played in three Asian Games winning the silver medal in the 2006 Doha Games and finishing third in the 2010 Guangzhou Games.
Ali’s exceptional performance helped Faisalabad Sherdils to reach final in the recently-concluded Pakistan's Super Kabaddi League in 2018. He was named the ‘Man of the Series’ with a tally of 68 points to his name.
Pakistan Kabaddi Team Members in 2018
Pakistan’s team for Kabaddi Masters League in 2018 includes Nasir Ali, Waqar Ali, Mudassar Ali, Qaisir Abbas, Kashif Razzaq, Muhammad Nadeem, Sajjad Shaukat, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Safian, Abid Hussain, Akhlaq Hussain, Wasim Sajjad, Muhammad Nisar, Muzammal Hussain
The team is expected to remain more-or-less same in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games where Pakistan are expected to put up a good fight against seven-time Asian Gold medalist India.
Pakistan Kabaddi Team Key Players
Wasim Sajjad provides Pakistan much-needed strength in their defence as the defender plays a key role in the team. He played in the first two seasons of the Pro Kabaddi League. He fetched 27 tackle points in his maiden season playing for Patna Pirates.
Waqar Ali played an influential role in guiding his side Gujrat Warriors to win the Super Kabaddi League. The raider will be a vital figure for the upcoming Asian Games in August 2018.
Muhammad Imran is a vital cog the Pakistan Kabaddi Team as the all-rounder picks up crucial points in both departments. His presence in the team brings balance to the side and Pakistan can one more specialised raider or defender if needed.
Akhlaq Hussain uses his international experience to pick up vital points during raiding. The raider played for the Peshawar Haiders in SKL.