IBL 2013 – Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons at New Delhi – Pune Pistons Win 3-2

Krrish Delhi Smashers played Pune Pistons in the opening match of IBL 2013 on 14th August, 2013 at 8pm IST.

While we predicted a 3-2 victory for Delhi Smashers, Joachim and Ashwini of Pune Pistons had other plans to spoil the Delhi party and upset the hosts 3-2 to win the opening tie of the IBL 2013 in the deciding match.

Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons – IBL 2013 Match Results

Winner: Pune Pistons

Score: 3-2

Player of the Tie: Sai Praneeth

 

Ashwini Ponnappa and Joachim Fischer

Ashwini Ponnappa and Joachim Fischer

  • Mens Singles 1: Sai Praneeth of Delhi Smashers defeated Tien Minh Nguyen of Pune Pistons 21-16, 21-20 to give a good start to Delhi Smashers.
  • Womens Singles: Juliane Schenk of Pune Pistons defeated Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers 21-15, 21-6 to help Pune roar back with their first point of the IBL 2013.
  • Mens Doubles: Boon Hoeng Tan/Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers defeated Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar of Pune Pistons 21-13, 21-16 in the third match to give a 2-1 lead to Delhi Smashers.
  • Mens Singles 2: Saurabh Varma of  Pune Pistons defeated H.S.Prannoy of Delhi Smashers 21-16, 19-21 11-5.
  • Mixed Doubles: Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons defeated Kien Keat Koo and Jwala Gutta of Delhi Smashers 21-19, 16-21, 11-3 to help Pune Pistons win the decider and also gain the valuable bonus point for winning the tie.

Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons Videos

Match 1: Tien Minh Nguyen of Pune Pistons vs Sai Praneeth of Delhi Smashers


Match 2: Juliane Schenk of Pune Pistons vs Nichaon Jindapon of Delhi Smashers


Match 3: Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar of Pune Pistons vs Boon Hoeng Tan/Kien Keat Koo of Delhi Smashers


Match 4: Saurabh Varma of Pune Pistons vs H.S.Prannoy of Delhi Smashers


Match 5: Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa of Pune Pistons vs Kien Keat Koo and Jwala Gutta of Delhi Smashers


Prediction

While it might turn out to be a Ashwini vs Jwala showdown, we are prediciting a Delhi Smashers victory. (Reasoning given below)

Ashwini Ponnappa vs Jwala Gutta

Ashwini Ponnappa vs Jwala Gutta

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Team Composition:

Krrish Delhi Smashers

Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta

Players of Krrish Delhi Smashers in IBL 2013:

Pune Pistons

Ashwini Ponnappa

Ashwini Ponnappa

Players of Pune Pistons in IBL 2013 are:

 Initial Analysis

While on paper both teams appear to be strong, Delhi Smashers might have the edge over Pune Pistons. Here are some of the reasons:

  1. Mens Singles 1: Wing Ki Wong from Delhi Smashers will have to fight it out with Tin Min Nyugen if he plays him. If Delhi smartly escapes this one, he might win this hands down – but of course Delhi will lose the second one also very easy.
  2. Mens Singles 2: Sai Praneeth from Delhi Smashers might have to battle it out and carve this one, as it appears to be a close call here.
  3. Womens Singles: Juliane Schenk from Pune Pistons is going to have it her way, unless someone from the Delhi Smashers team spring up with a surprise (Arundhati?). So this point appears to be a foregone conclusion for Pune Pistons in this match.
  4. Mens Doubles: Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat are undoubtedly the best pair in IBL 2013 and hence will be able to win their Mens Doubles match hands down.
  5. Mixed Doubles: Diju and Jwala have already played together for many years and might be quite formidable to defeat, unless Pune Pistons come up with an idea of playing Ashwini along with Joachim. This is a close one and hence no clear winner here.

Prediction Conclusion

With two sure wins (Mens Singles 1 and Mens Doubles), Delhi Smashers just have to work hard enough to win either the second Mens Singles match or the Mixed Doubles match, which appears to be quite a possibility. Hence the thought is Delhi Smashers are going to win this one 3-2 over Pune Pistons. Lets wait and watch :-)

IBL 2013 Schedule Is Here

Indian Badminton League has come out with the schedule of matches for the inaugural edition of IBL in August 2013.

IBL 2013 Schedule

IBL 2013 Schedule

Delhi Smashers will face off with Pune Pistons on the opening day on 14th August, 2013.

The complete schedule is provided below:

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Bangalore Banga Beats Match Schedule in IBL 2013

For Karnataka Kings Fans, given below is the campaign schedule for Karnataka Kings:
15th August, 2013 8pm IST: Banga Beats vs Mumbai Masters at New Delhi
18th August, 2013 6pm IST: Banga Beats vs Awadhe Warriors at Lucknow
23rd August, 2013 6pm IST: Banga Beats vs Pune Pistons at Pune
25th August, 2013 6pm IST: Banga Beats vs Krrish Delhi Smashers at Bangalore
27th August, 2013 6pm IST: Banga Beats vs Hyderabad Hotshots at Hyderabad

A list of all IBL matches in Bangalore in IBL 2013 is available here

A complete list of all IBL matches and their schedule is available here

Jain International School has been chosen as the school partner for IBL School Programme Bangalore leg.

Shuttle Express - IBLSP - Bangalore - 2013

IBL School Programme – Bangalore

Hyderabad Hotshots Match Schedule in IBL 2013

Hyderabad Hotshots

Hyderabad Hotshots

For Hyderabad Hotshots Fans, given below is the campaign schedule for Hyderabad Hotshots:
15h August, 2013 4pm IST: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Awadhe Warriors at New Delhi
17th August, 2013 4pm IST: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Krrish Delhi Smashers at Lucknow
19th August, 2013 8pm IST: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons at Mumbai
22nd August, 2013 4pm IST: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Mumbai Masters at Pune
27th August 2013 6pm IST: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Banga Beats at Hyderabad

A list of all IBL matches in Hyderabad in IBL 2013 is available here

A complete list of all IBL matches and their schedule is available here

Indus World School has been chosen as the school partner for Hyderabad leg of the IBL School Programme – Shuttle Express for year 2013.

iblsp-hyderabad

Banga Beats

Pune Pistons Match Schedule in IBL 2013

For Pune Pistons Fans, given below is the campaign schedule for Pune Pistons:
14th August, 2013 8pm IST: Pune Pistons vs Krrish Delhi Smashers at New Delhi
17th August, 2013 8pm IST: Pune Pistons vs Mumbai Masters at Lucknow
19th August, 2013 8pm IST: Pune Pistons vs Hyderabad Hotshots at Mumbai
23rd August, 2013 6pm IST: Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats at Pune
26th August, 2013 8pm IST: Pune Pistons vs Lucknow Awadhe Warriors at Hyderabad

A list of all IBL matches to be held in Pune is available here

A complete list of all IBL matches and their schedule is available here

Symbiosis Primary and Secondary School has been chosen as the school partner for Pune leg of IBL 2013 as a part of IBL School Programme – Shuttle Express.

iblsp-pune

Awadhe Warriors Match Schedule in IBL 2013

For Lucknow Warriors Fans, given below is the campaign schedule for Lucknow Warriors:
15th August, 2013 4pm IST: Awadhe Warriors vs Hyderabad Hotshots at New Delhi
18th August, 2013 6pm IST: Awadhe Warriors vs Banga Beats at Lucknow
22nd August, 2013 8pm IST: Awadhe Warriors vs Krrish Delhi Smashers at Pune
24th August, 2013 8pm IST: Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters at Bangalore
26th August, 2013 8pm IST: Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons at Hyderabad

A list of all matches to be held at Lucknow in IBL 2013 is available here

A complete list of all IBL matches and their schedule is available here

La Martiniere has been chosen as the school partner for the Lucknow leg of the IBL – School Programme – Shuttle Express, for IBL 2013.

iblsp-lucknow

Krrish Delhi Smashers Match Schedule in IBL 2013

For Rajdhani Smashers Fans, given below is the campaign schedule for Rajdhani Smashers in IBL Edition 1 in 2013:
14th August, 2013 8pm IST: Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons at New Delhi
17th August, 2013 4pm IST: Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Hyderabad Hotshots at Lucknow
20th August, 2013 6pm IST: Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Mumbai Masters at Mumbai
22nd August, 2013 8pm IST: Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Awadhe Warriors at Pune
25th August, 2013 6pm IST: Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats at Bangalore

A list of all IBL matches at New Delhi in IBL 2013 is available here

A complete list of all IBL matches and their schedule is available here

Genesis Global School, New Delhi, has been selected as the school partner for the New Delhi leg of the IBL School Programme – Shuttle Express for IBL 2013.

iblsp-delhi

Mumbai Masters Match Schedule in IBL 2013

For Mumbai Masters Fans, given below is the campaign schedule for Mumbai Masters:
15th August, 2013 8pm IST: Mumbai Masters vs Banga Beats at New Delhi
17th August, 2013 8pm IST: Mumbai Masters vs Pune Pistons at Lucknow
20st August, 2013 6pm IST: Mumbai Masters vs Krrish Delhi Smashers at Mumbai
22nd August, 2013 4pm IST: Mumbai Masters vs Hyderabad Hotshots at Pune
24th August, 2013 8pm IST: Mumbai Masters vs Awadhe Warriors at Bangalore

 

A list of all IBL matches to be held in Mumbai is available here

A complete list of all IBL matches and their schedule is available here

Jamnabai Narsee School from Juhu Parle, Mumbai has been selected as the school partner for the Mumbai leg of the IBL – School Programme – Shuttle Express, for IBL 2013.

IBL School Programme - Shuttle Express

IBL School Programme – Mumbai Leg – 2013