PKL Auction 2023: Full List Of Sold Players, Teams, And Price

PKL Auction 2023: Full List Of Sold Players, Teams, And Price

A few days ago, India won the Gold medal in the Men’s Kabaddi by beating Iran 33-29 in the final of Asian Games 2023, it created a moment of joy and festival for every Indian. This also created a buzz among kabaddi fans for the PKL Auction, who are eagerly waiting to know everything about PKL Auction 2023. The KL Auction for season 10 took place in Mumbai on 9 and 10 October for the match. The two-day-long auction process is certain to excite fans and enthusiasts across the world as 12 teams bet on famous players from India and worldwide. PKL auction 2023 was initially planned for September 8-9, but the changes made by the Amateur Kabaddi Federation Of India to accommodate the ongoing preparation of the Indian Kabaddi Team for the Asian Games 2023. If you’re also curious to know everything about PKL Auction 2023, this blog is for you. Stride along with us till the end. 

Pro Kabaddi League Auction Format

The PKL Auction 2023 took place at the Jio Convention World Center, Mumbai.  

PKL Auction season 10 included domestic and overseas players who were divided into four categories, including A, B, C, and D (based on base price). The players were further divided into sub-categories such as All-Rounders, Defenders, and Raiders within each category. The base prices for each categories include the following:

  1. Category A – INR 30 Lakh
  2. Category B – INR 20 Lakh
  3. Category C – INR 13 Lakh 
  4. Category D – INR 9 Lakh

Further, the season 10 kabaddi players comprised 500+ players, including 24 players from the two finalist teams of the Khelo India University Games 2023. The salary purse available to each team is Rs. 5 crore, as opposed to the earlier limit, which was Rs. 4.4  Cr. 

Day 1 Highlights 

Overseas and Domestic Category A and B Players 

The PKL Auction 2023 for the 10th session was conducted in Mumbai on October 9, and history was created again by  Pawan Kumar Sherawat, who Telugu Titans signed for Rs. 2.6 Cr, making him the most expensive player in this league. Let’s now look at the list of players selected by each team and the bids they attracted:

Top Raiders From Category A and B

  • Maninder Singh – Bengal Warriors (2.12 Cr.), Category A
  • Pawan Kumar Sehrawat – Telugu Titans (2.605 Cr), Category B
  • Siddhart Singh Desai -Haryana Steelers (1 Cr.), Category B
  • Ashu Malik -Dabang Delhi ( 96.25 Lac), Category B
  • Meetu – Dabang Delhi (93 Lac), Category B

Top Defenders From Category A, B, and C

  • Fazel Atrachali – Gujarat Giants (1.60 Cr), Category A 
  • Rahul Sethpal – Haryana Steelers (40.70 Lac), Category C
  • Mahender Singh – U Mumba (40.25 Lac), Category B
  • Shubham Sindhe – Bengal Warriors (32.25 Lac), Category B 
  • Amirhossein Bastami – Tamil Thalivas (30 Lac), Category C 

Top All Rouders From Category A, B and C

  • Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh – Puneri Paltan (2.35 Cr), Category A 
  • Vijay Malik – UP Yoddhas (85 Lacs),  Category A 
  • Amirmohammad Zafardanesh – U Mumba (68 Lacs), Category C 
  • Rohit Gulia – Gujarat Giants (58.50 Lacs), Category A 
  • Nitin Rawal – Bengal Warriors (30 Lacs), Category B 

Day 2 Highlights 

Overseas and Domestic Players from Category C and D 

On day 2 of PKL Auction 2023, domestic and overseas players were sold from categories C and D. Check out the list below. 

Top All-Rounders 

  • Hamid Nadar – Telugu Titans (13L),
  • Samuel Wafala – UP Yoddhas (13L), Category C
  • Amirmohammad Zafardanesh – U Mumba (68L), Category C

Top Defenders

  • Md. Liton Ali – Bengaluru Bulls (13L), Category C
  • Vahid Rezaeimehr – Patna Pirates (16.60L), Category C
  • Amirhossein Bastami – Tamil Thalaivas (30L), Category C
  • Felix Li – Dabang Delhi (13L), Category C
  • Milad Jabbari – Telugu Titans (13L), Category C
  • Yuvraj Pandeya – Dabang Delhi (13L), Category C
  • Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi – Tamil Thalaivas (19.20L), Category C

Top Riders  

  • Hasan Balbool – Haryana Steelers (13L), Category C
  • Ghanshyam Magar – Haryana Steelers (13L), Category C
  • Chai-Ming Chang – Bengal Warriors (13L), Category C
  • Alireza Mirzaeian – U Mumba (16.10L), Category C
  • Amir Hossein Mohammadmaleki – Jaipur Pink Panthers (13L), Category C
  • Piotr Pamulak – Bengaluru Bulls (13L), Category C
  • Zheng-Wei Chen – Patna Pirates (13L), Category C

This was the complete highlight of PKL Auction 2023, which built a robust squad for PKL season 10 following the rules and policy of the Kabaddi League Player Policy. 

List Of All Players Team Wise And Their Prices

Here, you will get a complete list of all players team wise and their prices. Just walk through the list below: 

Bengal Warriors 

Retained players: Vaibhav Bhausaheb, R Guhan, Prashant Kumar, and Suyon Baban Gaikar.

All Rounders 

Nitin Rawal (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 30 Lakh

Bhoir Akshay Bharat (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Shubham Shinde (Indian) – Rs. 32.25 Lakh, using the final bid match option

Akshay Kumar (Indian) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Maninder Singh (Indian raider) – Rs. 2.12 cr, using the final bid match option

Shrikant Jadhav (Indian raider) – Rs. 35.25 Lakh

Akshay Bodake (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Nitin Kumar (Indian raider) – Rs. 32.20 Lakh

Vishwas S (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Bengaluru Bulls 

Retained Players: Neeraj Narwal, Bharat, Saurabh Nandal, Yash Hooda

All Rounders

Sachin Narwal (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 23.25 Lakh

Ran Singh (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Vishal (Indian defender) – Rs. 20 Lakh

Sunder (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Ponparthiban Subramanian (Indian defender) – Rs. 19.20 Lakh

Surjeet Singh (Indian defender) – 14.20 Rs. Lakh

Md. Liton Ali (Bangladesh defender) -Rs. 13 Lakh

Ankit (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Rakshit (Indian defender) – Rs 9 Lakh

Rohit Kumar (Indian defender) – Rs 9 Lakh


Vikash Khandola (Indian raider) – Rs. 55.25 Lakh

Monu (Indian raider) – 24.10 Rs. Lakh

Sushil (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Piotr Pamulak (Poland raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Dabang Delhi

Retained Players: Naveen Kumar, Vijay, Manjeet, Ashish Narwal, Suraj Panwar

All Rounders

Akash Prasher (Indian all-rounder) – 9 lakhs


Vishal Bhardwaj (Indian defender) – Rs. 20 Lakh

Sunil (Indian defender) – Rs 20 Lakh

Nitin Chandel (Indian defender) – 13 lakh

Balasaheb Shahaji Jadhav (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Vikrant (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Felix Li (England defender) – Rs. 13 lakh

Yuvraj Pandeya (England defender) – 13 lakh

Mohit (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh


Meetu (Indian raider) – Rs. 93 Lakh

Ashu Malik (Indian raider) – Rs. 96.25 Lakh

Gujarat Giants 

Retained players: Manuj, Sonu, Rakesh, Rohan Singh, Parteek Dahiya

All Rounders

Rohit Gulia (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 58.50 Lakh

Arkam Shaikh (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 20.25 Lakh

Mohammad Esmail Nabibakhsh (Iranian all-rounder) – Rs. 22 Lakh

Vikas Jaglan (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Jitender Yadav (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Balaji D (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Fazel Atrachali – (Iranian defender) – Rs. 1.60 CR

Sombir (Indian defender) – Rs. 26.25 Lakh

Sourav Gulia (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Deepak Rajender Singh (Indian defender) – Rs. 15.70 Lakh

Ravi Kumar (Indian defender) – Rs. 13.30 Lakh

Nitesh (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Jagdeep (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh


More G B (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Haryana Steelers

Retained players: K Prapanjan, Vinay, Jaideep, Mohit, Naveen, Monu, Harsh, Sunny

All Rounders

Ashish (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 23.25 Lakh


Rahul Sethpal (Indian defender) – Rs. 40.7 Lakh

Himanshu Chaudhary (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakhs

Ravindra Chouhan (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakhs

Mohit (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakhs


Siddharth Desai (Indian raider) – Rs. 1.00 Cr

Chandran Ranjit (Indian raider) – Rs. 62 Lakh

Hasan Balbool (Iraq raider)- Rs. 13 Lakh

Ghanshyam Magar (Nepal raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Retained players: Sunil Kumar, Arjun Deshwal, Ajith Kumar V, Reza Mirbhageri, Bhavani Rajput, Sahul Kumar, Ankush, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Devank


Lucky Sharma (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Lavish (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Sumit (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Amir Hossein Mohammadmaleki (Iran raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Shashank B (Indian raider) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Navneet (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Rahul Chaudhari (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Patna Pirates

Retained players: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Manish, Thiyagarajan Yuvaraj, Naveen Sharma, Ranjit Venkatramana Naik, Anuj Kumar

All Rounders

Daniel Odhiambo (Kenyan all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Rohit (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 16 Lakh

Sajin Chandrasekar (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Ankit (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 31.50 Lakh


Krishan (Indian defender) – Rs. 17.20 Lakh

Deepak Kumar (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Mahendra Choudhary (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Sanjay (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Manjeet (Indian raider) – Rs. 92 Lakh

Zheng-Wei Chen (Taiwan raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Sandeep Kumar (Indian raider) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Rakesh Narwal (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Puneri Paltan 

Retained players: Abhinesh Nadarajan, Gaurav Khatri, Sanket Sawant, Pankaj Mohite, Aslam Inamdar, Mohit Goyat, Akash Shinde, Badal Singh, Aditya Shinde

All Rounders

Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh (Iranian all-rounder) – Rs. 2.35 cr

Ahmed Mustafa Enamdar (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 9 Lakh


Vahid Rezaei Mehr (Iranian defender) – Rs. 16.60 Lakh

Ishwar (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Hardeep (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Tamil Thalaivas 

Retained players: Ajinkya Pawar, Sagar, Himanshu, M Abhishek, Sahil, Mohit, Aashish, Narender, Himanshu, Jatin

All Rounders

Ritik (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 9 Lakh


Amirhossein Bastami (Iran defender) – Rs. 30 Lakh

Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi (Iran defender) – Rs. 19.20 Lakh


Himanshu Singh (Indian raider) – Rs. 25 Lakh

Selvamani K (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Masanamuthu Lakshmanan (Indian raider) – Rs. 31.60 Lakh

Satish Kannan (Indian raider) – Rs. 18.10 Lakh

Telugu Titans 

Retained players: Parvesh Bhainswal, Rajnish, Mohit, Nitin, Vijay

All Rounders

Hamid Mirzaei Nader (Iran all-rounder)- Rs. 13 lakh

Shankar Bhimraj Gadai (Indian all-rounder)- Rs. 13 lakh

Omkar R. More (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 9 Lakh


Milad Jabbari (Iran defender) – Rs. 13 lakh

Gaurav Dahiya (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Mohit (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Ajit Pandurang Pawar (Indian defender) – Rs. 9 Lakh


Pawan Sehrawat (Indian raider) – Rs. 2.61 crores

Robin Chaudhary (Indian raider) – Rs. 9 Lakh

U Mumba 

Retained players: Surinder Singh, Jai Bhagwan, Rinku, Heidarali Ekrami, Shivam, Shivansh Thakur, Pranay Vinay Rane, Rupesh, Sachin

All Rounders

Amirmohammad Zafardanesh (Iran all-rounder)- Rs. 68 Lakh

Visvanath V. (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Girish Maruti Ernak (Indian defender) – Rs 20 Lakh

Mahender Singh (Indian defender) – Rs. 40.25 Lakh


Guman Singh (Indian raider) – Rs. 85 Lakh

Alireza Mirzaeian (Iran raider)- Rs. 16.10 Lakh

Rohit Yadav (Indian raider) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Kunal (Indian raider) – Rs. 9 Lakh

Saurav Parthe (Indian raider)- Rs. 9 Lakh

UP Yoddhas 

Retained players: Pardeep Narwal, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Ashu Singh, Surender Gill, Anil Kumar, Mahipal

All Rounders

Vijay Malik (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 85 Lakh

Samuel Wafala (Kenya all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Helvic Wanjala (Kenya all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Gurdeep (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 20 Lakh

Nitin Panwar (Indian all-rounder) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Harendra Kumar (Indian defender) – Rs. 13 Lakh


Gulveer Singh (Indian raider) – Rs. 13 Lakh

Players Retention From PKL 9

In PKL Auction 2023, there was a demand to retain players from PKL 9 squads. However, the cost of retaining players might impact the total salary purse of the respective franchise. The retention was made across three categories, including Elite Retained Players (ERP), Retained Young Players (RYP), and Existing New Young Players (ENYP). The total number of players that were retained was 84, 22 in the ERP category,  24 in the RYP category, and 38 in the ENYP category. So, the teams could use the Final Bid Match (FBM) card to retain their previous players.  

Way Forward 

Each of the 12 teams in PKL season 10 will have a minimum of 18 players, with the upper limit being set at 25. You can watch the PKL Auction 2023 on Star Sports Network channels on Disney + Hotstar app and website in India. You can stay tuned for updates on PKL 2023 and any other game with us on SportsnScoop. For any query, connect with us today. 


 There are a total of 12 teams, including Bengal Warriors, Bangalore Bulls, Dabang Delhi, Gujarat Giants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba, and U.P Yoddhas. 

Each team was allotted Rs. 5 Cr. in PKL season 10, 2023.  



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