reportbadminton6 days ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets to the trophy in thrilling final

PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers defeated Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in what turned out to be a classic final to win their maiden PBL title in New Delhi on Saturday. Sindhu beat Sung-Ji Hyun in the women's singles trump match, while Ajay Jayaram was unable to win it for Mumbai in a tense final match.
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reportbadminton7 days ago

PBL 2017 | Mumbai to play Chennai for title in Delhi

Mumbai Rockets continued their impressive display in the second season of the PBL qualifying for the finals after they beat a Carolina Marin-led Hyderabad Hunters in the semi-final. The Rockets will be joined by Chennai Smashers, who breezed past the Awadhe Warriors in the other semi-final.
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featurebadminton8 days ago

Premier Badminton League | Best duels of PBL 2017 so far

The current edition of the Premier Badminton League has provided us with some exciting moments - be it upsets or just sheer entertainment. Deciding games were necessary for picking the winner of quite a few match-ups, and the last semi-final place was confirmed in the final match of the group stage.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

"We broke the Chinese wall," Marin commends Sindhu and Saina

Reigning Olympic Champion Carolina Marin has said that, along with the Indian duo of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu, she broke the Chinese dominance in the sport of badminton. The Spaniard also added that she was confident Nehwal would be able to get back to her best once she regains her full fitness.
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newsbadminton9 days ago

Indian badminton players criticize PBL's eleven point system

Indian ace PV Sindhu has been critical of the eleven point format, currently used in the PBL, stating that the players don't get enough time to strategize in the short format. Other Indian players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta had also said that the new system is not as effective as the longer one.
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reportbadminton9 days ago

PBL 2017 | Saina-less Awadhe lose 3-4 to Sindhu's Chennai

A day after beating the Mumbai Rockets to secure passage into the last four of the tournament, the Chennai Smashers condemned the Awadhe Warriors to a defeat in their last group game of the league stage. Having topped the group, Awadhe rested Saina Nehwal to keep her ready for the knockout games.
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reportbadminton10 days ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai defeat Mumbai to book last-four spot

Chennai Smashers rode on wins by Tommy Sugiarto and the husband-wife pair of Chris Adcock and Gabriella Adcock to edge out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 and book a place in the last-four stage of the Premier Badminton League. Rockets and Awadhe Warriors have already secured semi-final spots.
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newsbadminton15 days ago

Carolina Marin : Nobody knows how tough my life is

Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin has revealed that she and PV Sindhu, who she downed in the final, have always been good friends off the court. She has also spoken about the difficulty in coming from a country where badminton is not a big sport and the sacrifices she made to become World No.1.
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newsbadminton18 days ago

PBL 2017 | Chennai Smashers – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

Chennai Smashers had a decent debut in the last edition when they reached the semifinal, where they lost to the eventual winners Delhi Acers. This time, with a star-studded lineup, which includes PV Sindhu, Tanongsak, and Tommy Sugiarto, Chennai are one of the favorites to win the title.
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reportbadminton18 days ago

PBL | Awadhe beat Hyderabad despite Marin's convincing win over Nehwal

After beating PV Sindhu on new year, Spanish ace Carolina Marin claimed another Hyderabadi scalp in the form of Sania Nehwal in the Premier Badminton League on Monday (Jan 2). However, Nehwal’s  Awadhe Warriors went on to beat Hyderabad Hunters 5-0.
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