Two-time finalists Jaypee Punjab Warriors have retained some of their key players in the auctions last year and one of the most prominent Indian stars among them are SV Sunil.
     
Sunil was a part of the Hockey World League bronze medal winning Indian team. He has 174 international caps and 56 international goals. The 26-year-old was retained for a sum of USD 50,000.
     
India captain Sardar Singh who moved from Delhi Waveriders to Jaypee Punjab Warriors will be one of the key players to watch out for.
     
The star midfielder has lead the national team to many famous victories and has an experience of 236 international caps with 14 international goals to his credit.
     
Sardar bagged a price of USD 58,000 in the auction. Drag-flicker VR Raghunath will be another player to watch out for. He will turn out for Uttar Pradesh Wizards and has an impressive record of 203 international caps and 127 international goals to his credit.
     
Ever-dependable and hard working Birendra Lakra will be a key player for defending champions Ranchi Rays. The 25-year-old defender has 123 international caps and nine international goals to his credit till date.
     
Lakra was retained by the franchise for a sum of USD 55,000 alongside Fergus Kavanagh from Australia will be looking to put of the similar robust at the backline for Ranchi Rays.

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