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IBL 2013 – Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats at Bangalore – Delhi Smashers win 4-1

Delhi Smashers defeated Banga Beats 4-1 in their final tie of the round robin phase in IBL 2013.

Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats – Match Results

Winner: Delhi Smashers

Score: 4-1

Player of the tie: H.S.Prannoy

Match Details:

    • Mens Singles 1: Sai Praneeth lost to Kashyap 15-21, 11-21

    • Womens Singles: Nichaon Jindapon defeated Carolina Marin 21-17, 15-21, 11-9

    • Mens Doubles: Kien Keat Koo and Boon Hoeng Tan defeated Mogensen Carston and Akshay Dewalkar 21-11, 20-21, 11-7

    • Mens Singles 2: H.S.Prannoy defeated Arvind Bhat 21-18, 7-21, 11-8

    • Mixed Doubles: Diju and Jwala Gutta defeated Mogensen Carston and Carolina Marin 21-16, 15-21, 11-9.

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

IBL 2013 – Awadhe Warriors vs Delhi Smashers at Pune – Awadhe Warriors win 4-1

Awadhe Warriors played Delhi Smashers at Pune on 22-August-2013 at 8pm IST.

Awadhe Warriors vs Delhi Smashers – Match Results

Winner: Awadhe Warriors

Score: 4-1

    • Mens Singles 1: K.Srikanth defeated Sai Praneeth 21-14 , 21-9

    • Womens Singles: P.V.Sindhu defeated Arundhati Pantawane 21-16, 21-17

    • Mens Doubles: Markis Kido and Mathias Boe lost to Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Hoeng 16-21, 19-21.

    • Mens Singles 2: Guru Sai Dutt defeated Darren Liew 21-16, 21-20.

    • Mixed Doubles: Kido and Bernadeth defeated Diju and Prajakta Sawant 21-20, 21-19.

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

IBL 2013 – Mumbai Masters vs Delhi Smashers at Mumbai – Mumbai Masters win 4-1

Mumbai Masters vs Delhi Smashers Match Results

Winner: Mumbai Masters

Score: 4-1

Player of the Tie: Lee Chong Wei

    • Mens Singles 1: Lee Chong Wei defeated Darren Liew 21-12, 21-16.

    • Womens Singles: Tien Baun defeated Arundhati Panthawane 21-11, 21-13.

    • Mens Doubles: S.Reddy and Manu Attri lost to KK Koo and Tan 21-14, 15-21, 7-11.

    • Mens Singles 2: Marc Zwiebler defeated Sai Praneeth 18-21, 21-15, 11-9.

 

    • Mixed Doubles: Lee Chong Wei and Tien Baun defeated Diju and Prajakta Sawant 21-18, 15-21, 11-5.

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

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.

Darren Liew replaces injured Wong Wing Ki in Delhi Smashers

Darren Liew has been picked up as the replacement for Wong Wing Ki who was injured during the World Badminton Championships in China.

Darren Liew

Darren Liew

Malaysian national Darren Liew is currently ranked 16th in Mens Singles and it will be interesting to see how his addition changes the composition of the Delhi Smashers team.

IBL Teams pick their Under 19 player for IBL 2013

As per the Indian Badminton League rules, each IBL franchise has to pick one Under-19 player from their area, to be a part of the IBL 2013 team representing their franchise.

Five of the six IBL teams have announced their players. We are happy to introduce them to you.

Mumbai Masters – Harsheel Dani

Harsheel Dani

Harsheel Dani
  • Harsheel Dani plays for Air India and is one of the most promising budding players in the juniors category.

 

Delhi Smashers – Utkarsh Arora

Utkarsh Arora

Utkarsh Arora

 

Pune Pistons – Revati Devasthale

Revati Devasthale

Revati Devasthale

  •  Revati Devasthale plays for Maharashtra and is the only female player chosen so far as a part of the Under 19 category in IBL 2013.

 

Hyderabad Hotshots – Rahul Yadav

Rahul Yadav

Rahul Yadav

  •  Rahul Yadav is originally from Arunachal Pradesh, but has now shifted his base to Andhra Pradesh and trains at the Gopichand Academy.

Banga Beats – Daniel Farid

Daniel Farid

Daniel Farid

  • Daniel Farid is from Karnataka and is another budding player in the country.

 

Awadhe Warriors is the only team who has not yet announced their pick and is expected to make the announcement shortly.

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

Match Tickets: Click this link to buy the tickets for Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons match at 8pm IST on 14-Aug-2013 at New Delhi (Siri Fort Stadium)

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 Official Coaches of all six teams announced

Indian Badminton League (IBL) organizers have announced the names of all the six coaches for the teams participating in IBL 2013.

Banga Beats – U Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar - Coach for Banga Beats IBL 2013 team

Vimal Kumar – Coach for Banga Beats IBL 2013 team

Vimal Kumar is a former Indian National player, originally from Kerala. He is currently the director of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore.

Achievements as a Player

  • Two times National Champion
  • Winner at French Open in 1983 and 1984
  • Represented India in 1992 Barcelona Olympics

Delhi Smashers – Rashid Sidek

Rashid Sidek - Coach of Delhi Smashers IBL team in 2013

Rashid Sidek – Coach of Delhi Smashers IBL team in 2013

Rashid Sidek is from Malaysia and one of the popular Sidek brothers who used to rule world badminton purely due to their magic on court.

Achievements as a Player

  • Winner of Malaysian Open in 1990, 1991 and 1992
  • Winner of World Grand Prix in 1992
  • Winner of ABC Championships in 1992
  • Winner of Brunei Open in 1995
  • Winner of French Open in 1996
  • Bronze medal winner in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

Hyderabad Hotshots – Rajendra Kumar S

Rajendra Kumar J - Coach of Hyderabad Hotshots IBL team in 2013

Rajendra Kumar J – Coach of Hyderabad Hotshots IBL team in 2013

Rajendra Kumar was born on 25th February 1965 and is currently with Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.

Achievements

  • Joined Gopichand Academy in 2008 and has been instrumental in handling the academy, supporting Gopichand

Lucknow Warriors – Hafiz Hashim

Hafiz Hashim - Coach of Lucknow Warriors IBL team in 2013

Hafiz Hashim – Coach of Lucknow Warriors IBL team in 2013

Achievements as a Player

  • Winner of Commonwealth Games in 2002
  • Winner of All England Championships in 2003
  • Winner of Thailand Open in 2005
  • WInner of Swiss Open in 2005
  • Winner of Dutch Open in 2005
  • Winner of Denmark Open in 2005
  • Winner of German Open in 2005
  • Winner of Phillipines Open in 2006

Mumbai Masters – Aparna Popat

Aparna Popat - Mumbai Masters Coach in IBL 2013

Aparna Popat – Mumbai Masters Coach in IBL 2013

Aparna Popat is with Prakash Padukone Academy based out of Bangalore.

Achievements as a Player

  • Won the National championships 9 times between 1997 and 2006
  • Won the French Open Women Singles finals in 1998
  • Won the Gold Medal at the SAARC Championships
  • First Indian Badminton player to reach the finals of World Junior Championships – in 1996 in Denmark
  • Runner up at Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur

Pune Pistons – Nikhil Kanetkar

Nikhil Kanetkar - Coach of Pune Pistons IBL team in 2013

Nikhil Kanetkar – Coach of Pune Pistons IBL team in 2013

Nikhil Kanetkar is a former Indian national badminton player who currently runs Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy in Pune

Achievements

  • Represented India in 2004 Olympic Games

Wishing all the six coaches good luck in their efforts with their respective teams.

Sania Mirza is the brand ambassador for Delhi Smashers in IBL 2013

India’s top female tennis player Sania Mirza has been signed up by the Delhi Franchisee of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) 2013, Delhi Smashers, as their brand ambassador for this year’s IBL.

Sania Mirza is an icon among Indian tennis players – equivalent of Saina Nehwal’s presence in Badminton in India.

With the roping in of stars from other sports such as Sania Mirza from tennis and Sachin Tendulkar from cricket, IBL is making the right moves to make sure IBL 2013 is a success.

Good luck IBL