One of the best defensive sides of PKL 5 will step on to the mat once again armed with new defensive personnel along with some familiar faces. Having retained Sunil Kumar, we bought back Parvesh Bhainswal in the auction reuniting the cover pairing. The pair accounted for 105 tackle points last season and were part of the most powerful quartet in PKL 5.

The missing parts, of the so mentioned quartet, will be the Iranian duo of Abozar Mighani and Fazel Atrachali. Opting to go for a young and inexperienced defensive unit, the corners will be manned mostly by Ruturaj Koravi and Sachin Vittala who haven’t yet opened their accounts in the PKL points table, but show a lot of promise. In fact, barring Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal none of the defenders have played more than 5 matches or scored more than 10 tackle points.

But we are the Gujarat Fortune Giants, who sprung surprises galore in our inaugural season en route our journey to the Finals of PKL 5. New faces like C Kalai Arsan and Amit Sharma will look to replicate what Sachin Tanwar accomplished in PKL for the Fortune Giants. Before the previous seasons, Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal too weren’t considered elite but were one of the strongest cover pairing in PKL 5. Ruturaj Koravi and Sachin Vittala could be on the same path under the adept guidance of coach and mentor Manpreet Singh. Armed with young blood and the element of surprise, Manpreet Singh will hope to go a step further than the last season and become the first person to win the trophy as a player and a coach.