Gujarat Giants full squad for Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

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Gujarat Giants, now coached by the League's most successful manager in Ram Meher Singh, will begin their charge for a maiden title when they face Tamil Thalaivas in their first match of the Pro Kabaddi League season 9 (PKL 9) on October 8 at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Ram Meher knows a thing or two about winning: he steered Patna Pirates to three successive titles. Gujarat's defence was its USP under former coach Manpreet Singh, but Ram Meher has strengthened the raiding unit by bringing on board South Korea's Dong Geon Lee and the veteran Chandran Ranjit.

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The defence also has plenty of muscle with renowned names such as Rinku Narwal, Sandeep Kandola and Baldev Singh.

Here is Gujarat Giants' full squad for the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League:

Raiders: Dong Geon Lee, Chandran Ranjit, Pardeep Kumar, Rakesh, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Purna Singh, Sawin, Sonu, Gaurav Chhikara, Parteek Dhaiya, Sohit, Sonu Singh

Defenders: Rinku Narwal, Sandeep Kandola, Young Chang Ko, Baldev Singh, Ujjval Singh, Kapil, Sourav Gulia, Manuj Vinod Kumar

All-Rounders: Shankar Bhimraj, Arkam Shaikh, Gadai Rohan Singh