The Gujarat Giants team has done well in their stint in the Pro Kabaddi League so far, but they haven’t been able to get their hands on the title. The Ahmedabad-based franchise has competed in the PKL since season five, reaching the finals twice.
Under the new guidance of coach Ram Mehar Singh, the Giants are confident of doing well this time too. The new coach is confident that his new team will face all of the challenges that Pro Kabaddi 2022 will throw at them. After failing to win the title in four seasons, the team’s owners fired former coach Manpreet Singh and hired three-time PKL champion, Ram Mehar Singh.
Mehar Singh discussed the team’s preparations with Star Sports ahead of Gujarat’s first Pro Kabaddi 2022 match against the Tamil Thalaivas, saying: “I have joined a new team. There are a lot of challenges. We will try to face them well, and we are working on the team that we have prepared. We are working with the new players and trying to bring out their best. I will prepare the Gujarat team the same way I did (for Patna).”
The Giants have made significant changes to their lineup in preparation for Pro Kabaddi 2022. Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal, their seasoned cover duo, were released ahead of the season. Gujarat’s new defence will include players such as Baldev Singh, Rinku Narwal, Arkam Shaikh, and Sandeep Kandola. Veteran raider Chandran Ranjit will captain the Giants in Pro Kabaddi 2022, alongside raiders Rohit Kumar, Rakesh HS, and Sonu.
We are following training and mat practice: Gujarat Giants physio
Gujarat Giants’ head physiotherapist Arvind Yadav revealed some information about the team’s PKL 2022 pre-season camp. “Currently we are following training and mat practice. We have divided the training programme into speed, agility and power. We are following this thing,” he said.
The Giants will play the first game of season nine against Tamil Thalaivas today at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.