Dabang Delhi K.C. are a team that has always shown plenty of promise throughout their tenure in VIVO Pro Kabaddi and now going into the upcoming season, some of the new faces will give them an added impetus and should strike a balance with their more experienced teammates. They have formed a strong squad for Season 6 and here we analyse the team going into the season.
Plenty of experience
With players like Rajesh Narwal, Vishal Mane, Ravinder Pahal and Shabeer Bappu in the team, Dabang Delhi K.C. have no dearth of experience which should help them through crunch situations as the players can bring their experience into play and take the team over the line.
The pack of Dabang Delhi K.C. all-rounders, led by Iranian Meraj Sheykh allows the team a lot of options, giving them the ability to rotate their playing 7 according to the situation. Rajesh Narwal, Sidharth, Pawan Kumar all have the ability to perform on both sides of the mat which is an added advantage for the team.
The right balance
The highly experienced players complement the youngsters in the squad well. Covers Viraj Vishnu Landge and Tushar Balaram Bhoir and all-rounder Tapas Pal have been retained by the team for a reason. The fledgling defenders stand to gain a lot from veterans Ravinder Pahal and Vishal Mane who would rub their experience off. Joginder Singh Narwal, meanwhile, will lead from the front with his versatile skills and fitness. It blends well, particularly with the young guns who will be eager to stamp their name on the mat.
A strong defence
Corners Joginder Narwal and Ravinder Pahal coupled with covers Viraj Vishnu Landge and Vishal Mane have a combined of 443 tackle points among them, making them a strong defensive combination.
With the kind of experience and ability the side has in defence, teams will find it difficult to find a chink in any particular area of the defensive formation. This gives the opposition raiders a huge headache, and the Delhi team a huge advantage before the teams even take the mat.
1. Delhi’s Iranian player Meraj Sheykh was the most successful all-rounder in Season 5 with 104 points. He was the only all-rounder to go past the 100-point-mark in the season.
2. All of Dabang Delhi K.C.’s wins last season came in away games for the team.
3. Dabang Delhi K.C.’s most successful defender till date, Ravinder Pahal, will be making a comeback to the team after two seasons away.
4. The team’s biggest win (8 points) in Season 5 came against Bengaluru Bulls in Match 63 of the league.