Ahmedabad, Oct 7: The Kabaddi World Cup 2016 is all set to begin here on Friday (October 7), as defending champions and hosts India will kick-off kabaddi extravaganza with their inaugural match against South Korea.
India, under the leadership of skipper Anup Kumar, are considered top contenders for the trophy. The organisers as well as players from 12 competing nations are hoping to take the game to new heights of popularity across the globe.
The event, which begins on Friday at a new multi-purpose stadium, TransStadia, built in Ahmedabad under a public private partnership.
Here is all you need to know about India's campaign in Kabaddi World Cup:
Where to watch on TV?
Star Sports network will LIVE telecast all the matches. LIVE streaming on Hotstar
India - Pool A
Opponents: Bangladesh, South Korea, Australia, England and Argentina.
India's Schedule and fixtures:
India Vs South Korea (8 PM IST)
India Vs Australia (9 PM IST)
India Vs Bangladesh (9 PM IST)
India Vs Argentina (9 PM IST)
India Vs England (9 PM IST)
SEMI FINAL 1 (8.00 PM IST)
SEMI FINAL 2 (9.00 PM IST)
FINAL (9.00 PM IST)
Here is India's squad:
Raider 1: Anup Kumar (captain)
Raider 2: Rahul Chaudhary, both side raider.
Raider 3: Deepak Hooda.
Raider 4: Pardeep Narwal.
Raider 5: Jasvir Singh.
Raider 6: Ajay Thakur.
Defender 1: Mohit Chhillar.
Defender 2: Surender Nadda, Left Corner.
Defender 3: Surjeet Singh, Right Cover
Defender 4: D Cherathalan, any side.
Defender 5: Kiran Parmar.
All Rounder 1: Manjeet Chillar, best from Left Cover.
All Rounder 2: Nitin Tomar.
All Rounder 3: Sandeep Narwal.