Tamil Thailavas full squad for Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

Tamil Thalaivas' star signing, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, has been the PKL's best raider over the last three seasons. Pro Kabaddi League

Tamil Thailavas had a tough time last season as they finished second last in the table. The team will look for a change in fortune this time around when it begins its Pro Kabaddi League season 9 (PKL 9) campaign against Gujarat Giants on October 8 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Tamil Thalaivas went all out at the auctions as they brought in one of PKL's most formidable and proven performers - Pawan Kumar Sehrawat for a staggering Rs 2.26 crore.

Pawan - the best raider across the last three PKL seasons - is now the most expensive player in the League's history and will shoulder the side's scoring duties. He will be ably supported by Ajinkya Pawar, who scored 108 raid points in the 18 matches in the previous season for the Thalaivas.

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Meanwhile, young defender Sagar will once again look to make an impact. He was the second-best defender last season, earning 82 tackle points from 22 matches.

Here is Tamil Thalaivas' full squad for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League:

Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Jatin, Himanshu, Himanshu Singh, Narender.

Defenders: Sagar, Ankit, M Abhishek, Ashish, Md. Arif Rabbani, Himanshu, Mohit, Sahil, Arpit Saroha.

All-Rounders: Visvanath V, Thanushan Laxmamoha, K Abhimanyu.