Full list of retained players in pro Kabaddi League

The 12 teams have retained 59 players in all. From the Elite Retained Players, 22 made the cut. Six are from the Retained Young Players while 31 are Existing New Young Players.
Full list of retained players in pro Kabaddi League

Bengaluru Bulls have decided to keep their prolific raider Pawan Sehrawat in Pro Kabaddi League 2021. While defending champions Bengal Warriors will continue with Maninder Singh and star all-rounder Mohammed Esmaeil Nabibakhsh. Although, according to the vivo Pro Kabaddi 2021 retained players list released on Friday.

The 12 teams have retained 59 players in all. Of these, six are Retained Young Players and 31 are Existing New Young Players. The Elite Retained Players are 22. Jaipur Pink Panthers have retained the highest number of players (7) while Tamil Thalaivas have the least (3). U Mumbai have the most under the Elite Retained Players (4). Along with Nabibakhsh, Fazel Atrachali (U Mumba) and Hadi Tajik (Puneri Paltan) make up the three overseas players who have been ratained by their respective teams. Other notable players that have been retained are Parvesh Bhainswal (Gujarat Fortunegiants), Vikash Khandola (Haryana Steelers) and via the Retained Young Players, Naveen Kumar (Dabang Delhi K.C.). However, Telugu Titans and Jaipur Pink Panthers have each retained five young players.

Defending Champions Bengal Warriors in Pro Kabaddi League 2019
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In Pro Kabaddi, a maximum of 12 players can be retained in each team. This includes a maximum of six Elite Retained Players (established PKL players from previous seasons) and six Retained Young Players, comprising those selected in the team through the New Young Player programme. Moreover, here is the full list.

Pro Kabaddi League 2021 retained players list :

Bengal Warriors

Elite Retained Players

Maninder Singh : Raider
Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh : All Rounder
Rinku Narwal : Defender

Retained Young Players

Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat : Raider

Bengaluru Bulls 

Elite Retained Players

Pawan Kumar Sehrawat : Raider
Amit Sheoran : Defender

Existing New Young Players

Banty : Raider
Saurabh Nandal : Defender
Mohit Sehrawat : Defender

Dabang Delhi K.C.

Elite Retained Players

Vijay : All Rounder
Neeraj Narwal : Raider

Retained Young Players

Naveen Kumar : Raider

Existing New Young Players

Balram : All Rounder
Sumit : Defender
Mohit : Defender

Gujarat Giants

Elite Retained Players

Parvesh Bhainswal : Defender
Sunil Kumar : Defender

Existing New Young Players

Harmanjeet Singh : Raider
Sumit : Defender
Ankit : Defender

Haryana Steelers

Elite Retained Players

Vikash Kandola : Raider

Existing New Young Players

Vinay : Raider
Vikas Chillar : Raider
Chand Singh : Defender

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Elite Retained Players

Amit Hooda : Defender
Vishal : Defender

Retained Young Players

Nitin Rawal : All Rounder

Existing New Young Players

Sachin Narwal : All-rounder
Pavan TR : Defender
Sushil Gulia : Raider
Elavarasan A : Defender

Patna Pirates 

Elite Retained Players

Neeraj Kumar : Defender
Monu : Raider

Existing New Young Players

Sahil Mann : All Rounder
Rajveersinh Pratap Rao Chavan : Raider
Mohit : Raider

Puneri Paltan

Elite Retained Players

Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav : Defender
Pawan Kumar Kadian : Raider
Hadi Tajik : Defender

Existing New Young Players

Sanket Sawant : Defender 
Pankaj Mohite : Raider

Tamil Thalaivas 

Existing New Young Players

Sagar : Defender

Himanshu : Defender

M Abishek : Defender

Telugu Titans

Elite Retained Players

Rakesh Gowda : Raider

Retained Young Players

Ankit Beniwal : Raider
Rajnish : Raider

Existing New Young Players

Manish : Defender
Akash Choudhary : Defender
Akash Dattu Arsul : Defender

U Mumba 

Elite Retained Players

Abhishek Singh : Raider
Ajinkya Rohidas Kapre : All Rounder
Harendra Kumar : Defender
Fazel Atrachali : Defender

Existing New Young Players

Navneet : Raider

U.P. Yoddha

Retained Young Players

Nitesh Kumar : Defender

Existing New Young Players

Sumit : Defender
Ashu Singh : Defender
Surinder Gill : Raider

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