On October 2, 2023, the Indian Kabaddi Team is scheduled to begin competing in the Asian Games. The Indian men’s and women’s teams are both aiming for the gold. In the last competition in 2018, both teams lost the championship game and settled for silver.
In the Men’s Kabaddi competition, 11 teams will play. The teams are going to split into two groups, each with six and five teams. The groupings have not yet been made public.
Nine teams in all will compete in the women’s event. Here, the teams will be split into two groups, each with five and four teams, respectively.
There are 12 players on the men’s squad as a whole. Superstar raiders Naveen Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat, and Arjun Deshwal are on the team. Meanwhile, the seasoned Nitesh Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Surjeet Singh, and Vishal Bhardwaj will serve as the defense’s captain.
Men’s squad for Asian Games 2023: Nitesh Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sachin, Surjeet Singh, Vishal Bhardwaj, Arjun Deshwal, Aslam Inamdar, Naveen Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat, Sunil Kumar, Nitin Rawal, Akash Shinde.
Sonali Vishnu Shingate, Ritu Negi, and Sakshi Kumari are among the 12 players in the Women’s Kabaddi Squad. They were the sole members of the Jakarta 2018 team that won the silver medal.
Women’s squad for Asian Games 2023: Akshima, Jyoti, Pooja, Pooja, Priyanka, Pushpa, Sakshi Kumari, Ritu Negi, Nidhi Sharma, Sushma Sharma, Snehal Pradeep Shinde, Sonali Vishnu Shingat.
Iran broke India’s winning streak of gold medals in the previous competition. India lost the championship match, earning silver while Iran took home the gold. This time, the Indians are going to be ready to exact retribution and aim to reclaim first place.
During the first two iterations, India took home the gold medal. However, in the prior edition, their winning streak also had to come to an end. In the final, Iran women beat Indian women. The ladies will want to reclaim the top spot on the podium, just like the men.