Daily Archives: August 17, 2013

IBL 2013 – Mumbai Masters vs Pune Pistons at Lucknow – Pune Pistons win 3-2

Mumbai Masters are playing Pune Pistons in the fifth tie of the IBL 2013 at Lucknow today at 8pm IST.

Mumbai Masters vs Pune Pistons Match Scores

Winner: Pune Pistons

Scores: 3-2

Player of the Match: Vladimir Ivanov

    • Vladimir Ivanov defeated Saurabh Varma 21-16, 21-14.

    • Tine Baun lost to Juliane Schenk   21-11, 10-21, 7-11.

    • Vladimir Ivanov and Pranaav Jerry Chopra defeated Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas 21-12, 20-12, 11-9.

    • Marc Zweibler lost to Tien Minh Nyugen 18-21, 13-21.

    • Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki Reddy lost to Joachim Fischer and Ashwini Ponnappa 20-21, 13-21

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here

Indian Badminton Players World Rankings as of 15th August 2013

Let us see how our Indian players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) rankings this week.

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world rankings

  • Eight Indians in Men’s Singles
  • Two Indians in Women’s Singles
  • Two Indian teams in Men’s Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Women’s Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles

Mens Singles

We have eight Indians in the top 50 Mens Singles players in the world this week.

Parupalli Kashyap
Parupalli Kashyap
  • 13: Parupalli Kashyap is now back from 17th to his 13th position.
  • 21: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt is holding his 20th position.
  • 24: Ajay Jayaram also remained unchanged on 24th position.
  • 36: Sourabh Varma has remained unchanged on 36th position.
  • 37: Sai Praneeth has remained unchanged on 37th position.
  • 38: K.Srikanth has remained unchanged on 38th position.
  • 39: Anand Pawar has remained unchanged on 29th position.
  • 47: H. S. Prannoy is down by one position and is now on 47th position.

Women’s Singles

We have two ladies now in the top fifty women players in the world this week.

P.V.Sindhu
P.V.Sindhu
  • 4: Saina Nehwal is still on the 4th position this week also.
  • 12: P.V.Sindhu has broken into the top 10 of the rankings for the first time after her bronze medal winning performance in the World Championships.

Men’s Doubles

We have two men’s doubles teams from India in the top fifty men’s doubles players in the world this week.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action
Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action
  • 40: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar both remain unchanged on 40th position.
  • 43: Arun Vishu and Tarun Kona have moved up one position to 43rd position this week.
Tarun Kona and Arun Vishnu
Tarun Kona and Arun Vishnu

Women’s Doubles

We have two Women’s Doubles teams from India in the top fifty Women’s Doubles players in the world this week.

Ashwini and Pradnya
Ashwini and Pradnya
  • 29: Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre have dropped by three positions this week to 29th.
  • 46: Aparna Balan and Siki Reddy remain unchanged at 46th position this week.

Mixed Doubles

We have two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles from India in the top 50.

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa
Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa
  • 31: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa have dropped by one position to 31st.
  • 44: Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan have dropped by three positions to 44th.

Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.

IBL 2013 – Hyderabad Hotshots vs Delhi Smashers at Lucknow – Delhi Smashers win 3-2

Hyderabad Hotshots are playing Delhi Smashers in the fourth tie of the IBL 2013 at Lucknow at 4pm IST today (17th August 2013).

Delhi Smashers vs Hyderabad Hotshots

Winner: Delhi Smashers

Krrish Delhi Smashers

Krrish Delhi Smashers

Score: 3-2

Player of The Match: Prajakta Sawant

    • Mens Singles 1: Sai Praneeth lost to S.Tanongsak 21-19, 19-21, 7-11

    • Womens Singles: Arundhati Panthawane lost to Saina Nehwal 6-21, 8-21

    • Mens Doubles: Bh Tan / KK Koo defeated VS Goh / Tarun Kona 21-14, 21-20

    • Mens Singles 2: Darren Liew defeated Taufiq Hidayat 21-10, 21-7

    • Mixed Doubles: V.Diju / Prajakta Sawant defeated Goh / Pradnya Gadre 21-20, 21-15.