August 18, 2022
Kabaddi News PKL 2018 Season 6

UP Yoddha team for PKL 2018, Team owner, Coach & Home stadium

In the grand auction a total of 422 players, including 58 overseas players, went under the hammer during the two-day of bidding battle where 87 players from the Future Heroes Kabaddi programme were also up for bidding. UP Yoddha franchise was kept busy throughout the auction as they spent a total of  393.55 to acquire the services of the 18 players. They manage to use Final Bid Match card to buy Rishank Devadiga for a sum of 1.11 crore rupees. On that note, here’s a look at the UP Yoddha team for PKL 2018.

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In the raiding department Rishank Devadiga will again play a key role alongside Prashanth Kumar Rai, who was bought for a healthy sum of 79 lakh rupees and became the costliest player from Category “B”. Shrikant Jadhav will also be a healthy prospect.

The Lucknow based franchise managed to again purchase the seasoned campaigner Jeeva Kumar for a sum of 45 lakh rupees.

The all-rounders are some of the lesser heard names but can prove to be more than handy for the team.

UP Yoddha team for PKL 2018


Rishank Devadiga – ₹111 lakh

Prashanth Kumar Rai – ₹79 lakh

Shrikant Jadhav – ₹37 lakh

Sulieman Kabir – ₹8 lakh

Rohit Kumar Choudary – ₹8 lakh

Bhanu Pratap Tomar – ₹8 lakh

Azad Singh [NYP] – ₹6.6 lakh


Nitesh Kumar [Retained] – ₹6.6 lakh

Jeeva Kumar – ₹45 lakh

Sachin Kumar – ₹19.2 lakh

Nitin Mavi – ₹8 lakh

Amit- ₹8 lakh

Vishav Chaudhary – ₹5 lakh


Sagar Krishna – ₹14.25 lakh

Pankaj Singh [NYP] – ₹6.6 lakh

Narender – ₹8 lakh

Seong Ryeol Kim – ₹8.2 lakh

Arkam Shaikh [NYP] – ₹6.6 lakh

UP Yodda team owner: GMR group

UP Yodda coach: J Udaya Singh

Home stadium: Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow

DS Verdict: The franchise lacks some of the big names leaving 4-5 players. The team is heavily relying on the young players.


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