After a close league stage, the ninth edition of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League has its six playoff participants. Jaipur Pink Panthers and Puneri Paltan, by virtue of finishing in the top two on the points table, enter the semifinals directly and will skip one round of matches – the eliminators.
The four other teams will occupy the eliminator fixtures – Bengaluru Bulls, UP Yoddhas, Tamil Thalaivas and Dabang Delhi. These teams will take each other on in two eliminator ties to fight for a place in the semifinal. Here is the full schedule for the knockouts of PKL 9.
The playoffs of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League will be held from December 13 to 15 and the final will be held on December 17 at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai.
|ELIMINATOR 1||BENGALURU BULLS VS DABANG DELHI||DECEMBER 13||7.30PM IST|
|ELIMINATOR 2||UP YODDHAS VS TAMIL THALAIVAS||DECEMBER 13|
|SEMIFINAL 1||JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS VS Winner E1||DECEMBER 15||7.30PM IST|
|SEMIFINAL 2||PUNERI PALTAN VS Winner E2||DECEMBER 15||8.30PM IST|
|FINAL||Winners S1 vs Winner S2||DECEMBER 17||8PM IST|
Full squads of all teams who have qualified
JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS:
Raiders: Arjun Deshwal, Ajith V Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Bhavani Rajput, Nitin Panwar, Navneet, Devank
Defenders: Sunil Kumar, Woosan KO, Sahul Kumar, Reza Mirbagheri, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Ankush, Deepak Singh, Lucky Sharma, Nitin Chandel, Marimuthu Kamaraj
All-Rounders: Rahul Gorakh Dhanawade
Raiders: Aslam Mustafa Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Aditya Tushar Shinde, Akash Santosh Shinde, Pankaj Mohite, Saurabh
Defenders: Fazel Atrachali, Sombir, Akash Chaudhary, Badal Taqdir Singh, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Alankar Kaluram Patil, Rakesh Bhalle Ram, D Mahindraprasad, Harsh Mahesh Lad, Gaurav Khatri
All-Rounders: Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, Govind Gurjar, Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav
Raiders: Vikash Kandola, Bharat, Neeraj Narwal, More G B, Harmanjit Singh, Nageshor Tharu, Lal Mohar Yadav, Harmanjeet Singh,
Defenders: Mayur Kadam, Mahender Singh, Aman, Saurabh Nandal, Rajnesh, Yash Hooda, Naik, Rohit Kumar., Sudhakar Krishant
All-Rounders: Rahul Khatik, Sachin Narwal, Rajesh Narwal, Narender Hooda
Raiders: Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Nitin Tomar, James Namaba Kamweti, Rathan K, Gulveer Singh, Durgesh Kumar, Anil Kumar, Rohit Tomar, Aman, Mahipal, Rathan K
Defenders: Nitesh Kumar, Abozar Mohajer Mighani, Shubham Kumar, Babu Murugasan, Jaideep, Sumit, Ashu Singh
All-Rounders: Nehal Desai, Nitin Panwar, Gurdeep
Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Sachin, Himanshu Narwal, Himanshu Singh, Narender
Defenders: Sagar, Ankit, M Abhishek, Ashish, Md. Arif Rabbani, Himanshu, Mohit, Sahil Gulia, Arpit Saroha.
All-Rounders: Visvanath V, Thanushan Laxmamoha, K Abhimanyu.
Raiders: Naveen Kumar, Manjeet, Ashu Malik, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar
Defenders: Ravi Kumar, Sandeep Dhull, Amit Hooda, Vishal, Anil Kumar, Monu, Dipak, Krishan, Vinay Kumar, Vijay, Mohammad Liton Ali, Aakash
All-rounders: Vijay, Tejas Patil, Reza Katoulinezhad
Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi knockouts?
Catch the live coverage of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League playoffs on the Star Sports Network. The games can be live streamed on the DIsney + Hotstar mobile application.