newsbadminton5 months ago

Gopichand : New service rules is advantageous for Indian players with short height.

According to the new rule, the shuttle should be below 1.15 meters from the surface of the court at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket. Pullela Gopichand is livid with the inclusion of the new service rule in all England Championship this year without testing it earlier.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Blasters to become PBL champions

Hyderabad Hunters edged past Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling finale that went down to the wire, to lift the title in the third edition of PBL. After Hyderabad's Carolina Marin and Lee Hyun IL won their respective matches to level things at 3-3, Rankireddy and Bernadeth won the deciding match.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

PBL 2018 | Delhi Dashers beat North Eastern Warriors to book semifinal place

Delhi Dashers registered a 4-1 win over North Eastern Warriors in Hyderabad on Wednesday and booked their place in the semifinal of the third season of the Premier Badminton League. Delhi now join Ahmedabad Smash Masters, Bengaluru Blasters and Hyderabad Hunters in the knock-out stages.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad Smash Masters storm into semis by beating Mumbai Rockets 5-0

Ahmedabad Smash Masters became the first side to officially book a place in the semifinal of PBL as they hammered Mumbai Rockets 5-0. Ahmedabad's impeccable evening where they could have finished with a perfect score was halted by Dae and Tan in the last game of the tie beating Nandagopal/Reginald.
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newsbadminton5 months ago

PBL 2018 | Chennai Smashers ride on mercurial PV Sindhu to edge past Ahmedabad Smash Masters 2-1

On a day when Tai Tzu Ying and HS Prannoy failed to make it count, Ahmedabad got a hero in Sourabh Verma who kept things interesting by beating Chennai’s trump card, Brice Leverdez. However, his heroics went in vain as the mixed pair of Juhl/Reginald went down to Sindhu/Reddy in the decider.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

PBL 2018 | Awadhe Masters churn out a hard-fought victory against Ahmedabad Smash Masters

After Prannoy and Tai set up Ahmedabad for a tie-breaker with their respective wins over Srikanth and Nehwal, Nandagopal and Reginald failed to grasp the opportunity. Ahmedabad had a great chance to win the match but Sourabh Verma squandered five match points against Kashyap.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

PBL 2018 | Axelsen, Gilmour lead Bengaluru Blasters to a one sided 6-(-1) victory over Mumbai Rockets

Viktor Axelsen had a comfortable win over Son Wan Ho as he saw off the Korean ace 15-6, 15-13 to give his side a 4-0 lead in the third game itself. However, Bengaluru’s domineering victory over Mumbai stemmed from Kirsty Gilmour's comeback win over Beiwen Zhang in the second game of the match.
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newsbadminton6 months ago

I have to make new strategy every time I play against Saina and Sindhu, says Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin has revealed that she had to chalk out new strategies before playing against the Indian duo of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. Marin, who is a part of Hyderabad Hunters in the PBL, was also effusive of the tournament as it gives an opportunity to play with different players of the world.
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newsbadminton7 months ago

Chennai Smashers to play Awadhe Warriors in PBL opener

The third edition of the Premier Badminton League will be started with PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers locking horns with Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors on December 23 in Guwahati. North Eastern Warriors will take on Carolina Marin's Hyderabad Hunters on the next day of the league.
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newsbadminton8 months ago

PBL 2017 | HS Prannoy becomes costliest buy at auction; Sindhu, Saina retained

Ahmedabad Smash Masters splurged a staggering Rs. 62 lakhs to acquire India’s HS Prannoy, making him the costliest player at the auction of the Premier Badminton League. Other top players like PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth were retained by their respective franchises.
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