With the addition of four new teams, the ProKabbadi League Season 5, starting on July 28, is all set to scale new heights. The new season will be the biggest ever – with 12 teams from 11 states contesting over 130 matches for three months. Haryana Steelers, Gujarat Fortunegiants, UP Yoddha and Tamil Thailvas are the four new teams. Other eight teams are Bengaluru Bulls, U Mumba, Patna Pirates, Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Telugu Titans and Puneri Paltan. That means there are plenty of options for online betting on Pro Kabaddi Season 5.
The team to win the coveted title will be getting a whopping amount of Rs 3 crores. The runners-up will be awarded Rs 1.8 crores while the team to finish in the third place will win Rs 1.2 crores.
The teams are divided into two zones:
Zone A: Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Haryana Steelers and Gujarat Fortunegiants.
Zone B: Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls, Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors, UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas.
Each team will face the other teams in the zone three times. That means there will be 15 league matches in each zone. The top three teams in each zone after the league phase will go to the Playoffs stage. The toppers of the respective zones will lock horns with each other, and the winner will go directly to the final. The third placed team in Zone A will meet the second placed team of Zone B. And the third placed team in Zone B will meet the second placed team of Zone A. The winners of these two matches face each other and the winner of which will meet the loser of the clash between table toppers. The winner of this match will go to the final.
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Patna Pirates, the defending champions, will be are the hottest favourites to be the winner of this season too. They defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers in the last year’s final to defend the crown they won in 2015. They will be looking for a hat-trick.
Jaipur Pink Panthers, who won the inaugural edition of Pro Kabbadi League, will also be focused to win the tournament. They have the star-power and bench strength to go all the way this year.
Among the new entrants, the Haryana Steelers have assembled a fine squad consisting of some of the best players in the business. In defence, they have in place the spectacular duo of Surender Nada and Mohit Chhillar, arguably the best corner combination in the world. Meanwhile, the other new entry UP Yoddha has in their team some of the league veterans who know the league inside-out.
This is the first time Kabaddi will be offered for by Asian Sportsbetting websites. 12BET odds currently provide best returns. If you are looking for a dark horse for online punting, follow the progress of U Mumba, who can beat any team on their day.