Patna Pirates, three-time PKL champions, and runners-up of season 8, will begin their Pro Kabaddi League season 9 (PKL 9) campaign against Puneri Paltan on October 8 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.
The Pirates have retained the services of their ace Iranian all-rounder Mohammedreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, while also roping in star raider Sachin Tanwar for Rs. 81 lakh.
In Shadloui and Neeraj Kumar, the Pirates have a strong defence, while also having some excellent utility players such as Rohit Gulia, as they look to go one better than season 8, and further stamp their dominance on the PKL by winning their fourth title in nine editions.
Here is Patna Pirates' full squad for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League:
Raiders: Sachin, Sushil Gulia, Vishwas S, Anand Surendra Tomar, Ranjit Venkatramana Naik, Anuj Kumar, Monu, Rohit
Defenders: Neeraj Kumar, Sunil, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj, Naveen Sharma, Manish, Shivam Chaudhari
All-Rounders: Rohit Gulia, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sajin Chandrasekar, Abdul Insamam S, Daniel Omondi Odhiambo, Sagar Kumar