A brand new season of Pro Kabaddi set to enthral the country over the next few months. With higher investments into the sport, Pro Kabbadi has come a long way since it’s inception. As one excellent sporting tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 comes to an end, another begins. Fantasy players ready to test their skills in the fantasy Kabaddi contests come July 20.
Although it is the raiders who garner the most attention throughout the tournament, the defence of the team is detrimental to where they ultimately finish. A team can win if their raiders have an average day. The same cannot be said in case of the defenders, who pull out all stops to ensure their teams stays in the game. Players usually comprise on their defence to stack their sides with raiders and all-rounders. Through Super Fantasy Lobby, one can identify the available spots in any given contest. This helps in minimizing risks and giving you the freedom to pick a worth-while team. Here, we rank top three teams from Pro Kabaddi 2019 in terms of the quality of defence, solely on paper.
1. Tamil Thalaivas
The Tamil Thalaivas possess a star-studded defence this year with Rahul Chaudhari joining the Chennai based franchise. He forms an integral part of the defence alongside Manjeet Chillar and Ran Singh, who possess the experience to keep them in the hunt for a relatively higher finish this season. Moreover, they also have a good roster with youngsters such as Abhishek and Sagar in their ranks.
2. U Mumba
They have traditionally been one of the superpowers in Pro Kabaddi. With Fazel Atrachali and Sandeep Narwal flanking the defence, opposition raiders have often found it tough the penetrate them. A couple of key additions in Subramanian and Chang Ko also add to the mix. The fitness of the senior players will be a considerable doubt which pushes their defence down to the second spot.
3. Gujarat Fortune Giants
After having a very successful Pro Kabbadi 2018, Gujarat would love to go one better in 2019. Although their raiders did have a great season, it was largely down to their defence. The likes of Sunil Kumar put in impeccable performances consistently to guide Gujarat to a runners-up finish. They are expected to continue their good form in this season as well. A few signings in the defence and all-round section have strengthened the team this year. Youngster, Rohit Gulia, should play a significant role as they look to go one better in 2019.