The much-awaited Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 has kicked off from 20th July 2019. As many as 12 teams will participate in the tournament and half of them have had a game under their belt in the two days. The Season 7 campaign will see the league adopt a double round format where each team will play against the other sides twice and the top six teams will qualify for the playoffs at the end of the league stage.
Haryana Steelers will play their first game against Puneri Paltan on 22nd July, in the second game of the day.
One of the four new teams which started their Pro Kabaddi Campaign in Season 5, Haryana Steelers made heads turn by making it to the playoffs in only their first Pro Kabaddi League Season.
However, owing to consistent injuries in the side, the Steelers failed to carry on the momentum in Pro Kabaddi Season 6, finishing last in the Zone A.
It will be interesting to see how the Steelers fare in season 7:
Here a look at the predicted starting seven for Haryana Steeler:
- Dharmaraj Cheralathan (Right Corner)
A veteran of the sport, Dharmaraj will be one of the biggest bets for Haryana Steelers in Pro Kabaddi League Season 7. Dharmaraj Cheralathan led Patna Pirates to clinch the Pro Kabaddi title in Pro Kabaddi Season 4. The Indian defender has played for five franchises so far and made significant contributions for every side in different seasons.
- Prashant Kumar Rai (Right In)
Indian raider Prashant Kumar Rai has only improved with every season in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League. He played 16 matches for Haryana Steelers in Pro Kabaddi Season 5, while Season 6 saw him accumulate 147 points in 21 matches, in what was just his second season in the league.
- Vikas Kale (Right Cover)
Playing for his second consecutive season for Haryana Steelers, Vikas Kale will be eager to hit the mat running in Pro Kabaddi Season 7. Kale accumulated 39 tackle points, including three super tackles in Pro Kabaddi Season 6 for Haryana Steelers.
- Vikash Khandola (Center)
Making his debut in Pro Kabaddi Season 4, Vikash Khandola showcased his magic in Pro Kabaddi Season 6. The raider accumulated 347 raids, including 5 super raids and 6 super 10s. With that, he also became the highest point scorer for Haryana Steelers in Season 6.
- Parveen (Left Cover)
Parveen made his Pro Kabaddi debut in Pro Kabaddi Season 6. He appeared in 19 games and earned 25 tackle points for his team, including five super tackles. He would be looking to put on a better show in Season 7 for the Steelers.
- Naveen (Left In)
Stellar performances in two consecutive seasons for Dabang Delhi has made Naveen a household name in Pro Kabaddi League. In just his fourth match, he became the second-youngest to get a super 10 in Vivo Pro Kabaddi League. Naveen will play as one of the key raiders for Haryana Steelers in Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 7.
- Kuldeep Singh (Left Corner)
A player who has been a part of the winning teams on three occasions, Kuldeep Singh is rated as one of the most dependable players in the league. Kuldeep has played as many as 66 matches in Pro Kabaddi League so far, accumulating 234 raids and 262 tackles.