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Ahmedabad Defenders vs Kolkata Thunderbolts, Prime Volleyball League 2024, February 18: Live Stream, Schedule, Squads, Predicted Playing 6

The 2024 season of the Indian Prime Volleyball League, the top-tier volleyball league in the country, will kick off in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. From February 15 to March 21, the league will feature its third season, with the reigning champs, the Ahmedabad Defenders, going up against the home team, the Chennai Blitz, to start things off on Wednesday.

Fans across India will get to catch all the action live, as the matches will be streamed and broadcast in real-time. This year, the competition has expanded to include nine teams, with the Delhi Toofans participating for the first time. There’s an exciting change in the league format this season. Instead of the traditional semifinals after the round-robin matches, the league will introduce the ‘Super 5s’ from March 11 to 18.

The top five teams after the initial matches will compete in another round-robin during the Super 5s to decide the top three teams. The leading team at the end of the Super 5s gets to move straight to the final on March 21. Meanwhile, the teams that finish second and third will face off in an Eliminator match on March 19, with the winner joining the first team in the championship match, set to take place at the SDAT Multipurpose Indoor Stadium.

The prize for this year’s league winner includes more than just the championship title; they’ll also secure a spot in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship scheduled from December 9 to 15 in India later this year. On Sunday, the sixth game in this season’s league will see the Ahmedabad Defenders playing against the Kolkata Thunderbolts at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.

Ahmedabad started strong with a decisive win over Chennai Blitz, with game scores of 15-10, 15-11, and 15-12, in their opener. They’ll be aiming to keep that winning streak going. The Kolkata Thunderbolts, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back after falling to the Bengaluru Torpedoes, with a set score of 14-16, 16-14, 13-15, 10-15, marking a rough start to their season. They face a big challenge this coming Sunday and will have to step up their game.

Ahmedabad Defenders vs Kolkata Thunderbolts: Squads of both teams

Ahmedabad Defenders

Muthusamy Appavu, Angamuthu Ramaswamy, Harsh Chaudhary, Max Senica, Aswath Pandiyaraj, Sakthi Kumar, T Srikanth, Ilya Burau, LM Manoj, Parth Patel, Shikhar Singh, Nandhagopal Subramaniam, Naveen Raja, and Shon John.

Kolkata Thunderbolts

Vinit Kumar, Onur Cukur, Vinayak Rokhade, Hari Prasad, Arjun Nath, Ashwal Rai, Praful S, Sudheer Shetty, Amit Chokker, David Kisiel, Deepak Kumar, Prabagaran, Rahul K, and Rakesh Kumar.

Ahmedabad Defenders vs Kolkata Thunderbolts Probable Playing 6

Ahmedabad Defenders

Ilya Burau, Max Senica, Muthusamy Appavu, Angamuthu, Nandagopal, Srikanth Tamilvanan, Rahul, and Vinit Rai.

Kolkata Thunderbolts

Rahul K, Amit Chokker, Vinit Kumar, Ashwal Rai, Arjun Nath, and Onkur Cukur.

When is the Prime Volleyball League 2024?

The third edition of India’s top volleyball league is set for Chennai, running from February 15 to March 21, 2024.

Where can one watch the Prime Volleyball League 2024?

Fans can watch the Prime Volleyball League 2024 live online on SonyLIV. For live TV broadcasts in India, tune into Sony Sports Ten 1, Sony Sports Ten 1 HD, Sony Sports Ten 3, Sony Sports Ten 3 HD, Sony Sports Ten 4, and Sony Sports Ten 4 HD channels.

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