featurebadminton7 months ago

Sayali Gokhale - Breaking the glass ceiling to bring in a revolution

There is a sacred feeling once you cross past the corridor of Karnataka Badminton Association to reach the court of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. The court is buzzing with the sweet sound of the shuttle and an anxious chatter around the court by the kids practising out there.
Bastab K Parida
featurebadminton7 months ago

PBL Analysis | Bengaluru Blasters eliminate Ahmedabad Smash Masters in five-match thriller

The Smash Masters had a memorable debut season as the side ended their campaign on Saturday losing to Bengaluru, as the tie went all the way to the final match. After Sourabh Verma and Tai Tzu Ying gave them the lead, Prannoy failed to overcome Axelsen’s challenge as ASM succumbed to a 4-3 loss.
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featurebadminton7 months ago

PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad and Bengaluru to square off for maiden final berth

Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Bengaluru Blasters will leave no stone unturned when they take on each other in the second semi-final of the 2018 PBL. The winner of the match will take on an in-form Hyderabad Hunters, who beat Delhi Dashers in the semi-finals yesterday, in the final of the league.
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featurebadminton7 months ago

PBL 2018 Analysis | Ahmedabad Smash Masters thrash Mumbai Rockets 5-0 to reach PBL semis

Ahmedabad Smash Masters entered the knockout stages of their maiden PBL campaign after a holistic display by the side saw every player performing brilliantly as they won four of the five matches. Though their flawless evening ended with the men’s doubles defeat, the tie was already decided by then.
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featurebadminton7 months ago

PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad Smash Masters to take on Mumbai Rockets in do-or-die tie

Ahmedabad Smash Masters, after a brilliant start to their campaign, faltered at the latter stage and will want to correct the mistakes when they will take on Mumbai Rockets today. Smash Masters will basically want their doubles duo for them to capitalize on the singles’ stars brilliant performance.
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featurebadminton7 months ago

How Ahmedabad Smash Masters can qualify for the 2018 PBL semi-finals

Awadhe Warriors’ shocking 6-(-1) defeat to Hyderabad Hunters and Chennai Smashers’ narrow 3-2 win over Bengaluru Blasters mathematically ended duo’s chances of making it to the semi-finals of the PBL table. We take a look at what the Ahmedabad Smash Masters need to make it to the last four.
Subhayan Dutta
featurebadminton7 months ago

PBL Analysis | Domineering PV Sindhu guides Chennai to victory as Prannoy, Tai falter

Ahmedabad succumbed to their second defeat of the season as Chennai Smashers rode on a PV Sindhu masterclass, who proved to be too much for Tai Tzu Ying and in the mixed doubles match. While most of Ahmedabad’s big guns failed to impress, Nandagopal/Lee and Sourabh registered majestic wins.
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featurebadminton8 months ago

PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad and Chennai to lock horns in battle of equals

Ahmedabad Smash Masters will face a tough task in the match against Chennai Smashers who are desperate to secure their first victory at home court in Chennai. However, the fans will be eager to see the face-off between two golden girls of world badminton – PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying.
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featurebadminton8 months ago

PBL Analysis | Ahmedabad lose to Awadhe despite Tai Tzu Ying and HS Prannoy's heroics

Ahmedabad Smash Masters got a reality check on Tuesday as Awadhe Warriors edged them out 4-3 in a close tie. After Verma lost his grip from a game-winning position against Kashyap, Prannoy and Ying fought hard to steady Ahmedabad's ship before Nandagopal and Reginald failed to rescue it in the end.
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featurebadminton8 months ago

Why Ahmedabad Smash Masters will win the 2018 PBL

India’s obsession with the sport of badminton got the necessary boost a few years ago when Saina Nehwal rose to the pinnacle of the sport. That followed by PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth’s success which led to the formation of the IBL which was quickly renamed the PBL a few years later.
Faizan Qadiri