Haryana is one of the epicentres of kabaddi in India but their team in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League has not yet scaled the peaks. They were poor last season with just 6 wins and finished last in Zone A. The disasters of last year will need quick fixing as the team gets ready to battle it out in the league. One of the key decisions of the management has been to change their home base to promote the team. Tau Devi Lal Stadium has been chosen as the new base for the franchisee. Meanwhile, you can also check the complete schedule timetable of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League 2019 for free download in PDF format.
Veteran defender Dharamraj Cherlathan will lead a young squad of Haryana Steelers which will be an exciting prospect for the fans. The 44-year-old has seen a lot in the Indian kabaddi scene and his experience will come in handy. He is second in the list of all-time points scored table which speaks volumes of his credibility. Prashanth Kumar is the chief raider of the team and cost the management a whopping 77 lakhs. They have also roped in a new coach in the form of Rakesh Kumar, so we can expect a change in the style of play. PKL 2019: Know List of Key Terms, Kabaddi Rules, Regulations and Format to Enjoy VIVO Pro Kabaddi League Season 7.
Haryana opens their account with a game against Puneri Paltan in Hyderabad on 22 July and next play Dabang Delhi on 28 July. Their home leg is slated to take place between September 28 and October 4, 2019. The team is owned by the JSW group who are known to take active participation in improving the sporting infrastructure in India. The business house owns a team like Bengaluru FC and Delhi Capitals to name a few.
Haryana Steelers Squad 2019
Kuldeep Singh, Vikash Khandola, Vinay, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Ravi Kumar, Amir Mohammad Maleki, Tim Phonchoo, Vikas Kale, Selvamani K, Naveen, Subhash Narwal, Vikram Khandola, Parveen, Sunil, Arun Kumar.
It will be tough for the Haryana Steelers to straight away make the playoffs under new management but things can improve with time.