Under J Udaya Singh, UP Yoddhas will look to improve their finish after ending in playoffs in their first year at the Pro Kabaddi tournament itself. The Yoddhas ended at the third position in Zone B points table last year. With good players under their radar, the Noida side will hope to go all the way in their second attempt at the tournament. The key player for UP Yoddha is Rishank Devadiga, who was purchased during the auction for 1.11
crore and is set to lead the side. Defender Nitesh Kumar is their only retained player this year.