A Patna, Bihar based team, Patna Pirates is the most successful team with a record three titles to their name. The team is currently led by Pardeep Narwal and coached by Ram Mehar Singh. The team plays its home matches at Patliputra Sports Complex, Patna.
The Pirates were one of the eight founding members of the Pro Kabaddi League in 2014. They have since been the constant performers in the league, throughout six seasons.
The team created history at the very first auction as they bought Rakesh Kumar for ₹12.8 lakh, the most expensive player of the first auction of PKL. With their second title in July 2016, the Pirates become the first team to defend the PKL crown and a year later, they became the first team to complete the hat-trick.
Patna pirates squad 2019
|Jang Kun Lee||Defender||26|
|Hadi Oshtorak||Defender – Right Cover||18|
|Jaideep||Defender – Right Corner||26|
|Surender Nada||Defender – Right Cover||24|
|Neeraj Kumar||Defender – Left Corner||18|
|Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsodlou||Raider||29|
Owner: Rajesh V. Shah
Head Coach: Ram Mehar Singh
Patna Pirates Auction
Patna Pirates Team Preview: The auction for the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 went pretty well for the Pirates from Patna. The management focused on adding both flavors of experience and youth in the squad.
Prior to the auction, Patna Pirates chose to retain the performers from otherwise a sorry campaign in Season 6, Jawahar Dagar and Vikas Jaglan alongside their star man Pardeep Narwal.
In the auctions, the Pirates signed some quality players with impressive portfolios in the form of Surender Nada, Jang Kun Lee, and Mohammad Maghsoudlou. However, the most significant talking point was their ₹44.75 lakh acquisition of Neeraj Kumar, who is an unknown commodity in the Pro Kabaddi League circuit but came to light while playing at the 66th Senior Nationals while playing for the Services team.
Pirates made a strong move for South Korean raider Jang Kun Lee and landed him for just ₹40 lakhs. Pirates made a smart move by bringing the Irani Mohammad Maghsoudlou on the board for ₹35 lakhs and given that Hadi Ostorak has played for the Pirates in the past, team management made another smart buy by shelling out ₹16 lakhs for him.
However, Patna Pirates pulled off a coup by buying Surender Nada, one of the finest defenders in the league for ₹77 lakhs. Pirates used their final Bid Match on Jaideep to land him for ₹35 lakhs.
Coach Ram Mehar Singh has the luxury of two of the best raiders in the league in Pardeep Narwal and Jang Kun Lee and with Mohammad Maghsoudlou as the third option, the department looks strong.
Key Players for Patna Pirates
Pardeep Narwal: Dubki King undoubtedly will lead the raiding unit of Patna Pirates. Ever since he joined the Patna-based franchise in Season 3, he has been the cornerstone of the team. With 858 raid points against his name, Pardeep Narwal also is the highest raid point scorer of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Surender Nada: He is one of the greatest left corner defenders in the World. Playing for Haryana Steelers, Nada had to sit out for the entire last season after getting injured in the very first game. He would be looking to come back strongly. Nada has 222 tackle points in 71 games against his name, and he will be itching to add many more to his tally.
Patna Pirates Squad 2020
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