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Trump Matches Bring Pressure On Team: Srikanth, Ashwini

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

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BENGALURU: Top players of Bangalore Top Guns Kidambi Srikanth and Ashwini Ponnappa said Trump matches bring pressure because it changes the complexion of the tie pretty quickly.

Bengaluru Top Guns“We feel a little bit of pressure because the whole team depends on you to pull off a crucial match to get vital bonus point. Yes, the trump match adds pressure because it changes the complexion of the match quickly,” Srikanth told reporters.

Ashwini, who plays the mixed doubles match for Top Guns, also talked about the pressure, but added it all depends on players how they handle the pressure and outsmart the opponent.
“Of course there is a lot of added pressure because they are crunch matches. However, success lies in how players handle the pressure in crunch situation,” she said.

Top Guns Coach Arvind Bhat said Trump matches are taken at a very crucial stage and hence the players are in different zone and feel differently.

Asked reasons for Joachim Fischer Nielsen playing just one mixed doubles, Bhat said the Danish star had to miss four days of the league for playing a league back home.

“It is purely an administrative issue. Because the window was short he had to go to participate in a league back home, and hence he missed four days of the PBL,” he said.

Asked did Fischer’s absence cost the team which now find themselves in a tough position to qualify for semifinal, Bhat said, “Yes, his absence has affected the team’s chances, otherwise we would have been probably at the second spot in points-table.”

Asked about the preparations for P.V. Sindhu and Suo Di match, Bhat said,
“We are expecting a very close contest between Di and Sindhu, but the pressure is on the latter. The underdogs always have an advantage to play freely, without much pressure,” Bhat said.

PBL: Tough Task Ahead For Top Guns

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The Bengaluru Top Guns attempt to overturn a disastrous Premier Badminton League (PBL) campaign on their favour and are looking into book their berth into the semifinals of the six-team event.

The Bengaluru Top Guns currently with (8 points) have to win all their five matches to get one point (14) including the Trump match ahead of the Smashers to enter into the semi finals.

Bengaluru Top Guns

Bengaluru Top Guns.
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Today’s (Wednesday, 13-Jan-2016) event takes place at the Sree Kanteerava stadium against Chennai Smashers (13).

Led by champion shuttler P.V. Sindhu, Smashers had mixed results winning only 11 of their 20 matches so far.

The Hyderabadi will not play the trump match, as she already taken on that responsibility twice now Smashers will rely on Simon Santoso against skipper Kidambi Srikanth or opt for their mixed-doubles pair of Chris Adcock and Pia Zebediah to face Top Guns’ Ashwini Ponnappa and Joachim Fischer Nielsen.

The Bengaluru Top Guns would pick their Malaysian men’s doubles pairing of Khim Wah Lim and Hoon Then How or the mixed pair for the all important clash. Bhat said that despite the results going against Top Guns so far in the event, there were signs the team could bounce back. Even four wins out of five could do for the trick but the coach is targeting a big result.

In the day’s earlier match, second-placed Delhi Acers (15) take on fourth-placed Mumbai Rockets (13).

On Wednesday: Mumbai Rockets vs Delhi Acers (2.30pm); Chennai Smashers vs Bengaluru Top Guns (6.30pm).

PBL 2016: Hyderabad Hunters Tame Bengaluru Top Guns

MUMBAI: Bengaluru Top Guns went down 2-3 to Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League clash on Sunday inspite of India’s highest ranked shutter, Kidambi Srikanth, pulled off an upset victory over former world No 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Jwala Gutta-Markis Kido pair in action against Ashwini Ponnana-oachim Fischer Nielsen.(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/).

Jwala Gutta-Markis Kido pair in action against Ashwini Ponnana-oachim Fischer Nielsen.
(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/).

Hyderabad Hunters, in fact rallied from an early loss to overcome the Top Guns at the NSCI Sardar Vallabhai Patel indoor stadium on Sundayhad wrapped up the tie even before world No 5 Lee’s battle against world No 9 Srikanth by winning two out of the first three matches, but still it was a very creditable win by the Indian, who has never beaten the Malaysian great in four encounters at the international level.

Hyderabad started on the wrong foot by losing the first match, the women’s singles clash, when their Thai signing Supanida Katethong was beaten in straight games (15-8, 15-11) to Bengaluru’s Suo Di.

However, the Hunters gamble of making the men’s doubles clash as their trump match paid rich dividends as the scratch combine of Carsten Mogensen of Denmark and Indonesian Markis Kido fought back from a game down to get the better of Bengaluru’s Malaysian pair of Hoon Thien How and Kim Wah Lim 13-15, 15-9, 15-14.

This 2-1 advantage for Hyderabad was made 3-2 when Bengaluru’s Sameer Verma lost his singles trump match against the higher ranked Parupalli Kashyap 15-14, 15-13 to provide Hunters with a winning 3-0 points lead.

This made the last two matches of no importance, including the prime fifth match clash between the Malaysian Lee representing Hyderabad and Indian Srikanth of Bengaluru as well as the preceding mixed doubles match.

Bengaluru’s Ashwini Ponnappa and lanky Danish partner Joachim Fischer Nielsen defeated her regular women’s doubles partner Jwala Gutta and Kido 15-13, 15-13 to make the points score 3-1.

Finally, Srikanth did it great for Bengaluru by outsmarting Lee 15-12, 6-15, 15-7.

“I’m very happy to beat Lee. It’s always great to beat someone who is that good,” said Srikanth, who punched the court after his memorable win in the last game.

Results: Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Top Guns 3-2 (Points)(Supanida Katethong lost to Suo Di 8-15, 11-15; Carsten Mogensen/Markis Kido beat Hoon Thien How/Kim Wah Lim 13-15, 15-9, 15-14; P Kashyap beat Sameer Verma 15-14, 15-13; Jwala Gutta/Kido lost to Ashwini Ponnappa/Joachim Fischer Nielsen 13-15, 13-15; Lee Chong Wei lost to Kidambi Srikanth 12-15, 15-6, 7-15).

IBL 2013 Semi Finals 1 – Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons at Hyderabad – Hyderabad Hotshots win 3-0

Hyderabad Hotshots defeated Pune Pistons 3-0 to advance to the finals of the Indian Badminton League 2013 tournament.

Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons – Match Results

Winner: Hyderabad Hotshots

Score: 3-0

    • Mens Singles 1: Ajay Jayaram defeated Tien Minh Nyugen 21-17, 21-11.

    • Womens Singles: Saina Nehwal defeated Juliane Schenk 21-10, 19-21, 11-8

    • Mens Doubles: Goh V Shem and Wah Lim Khim defeated Joachim Fischer and Sanave Thomas 16-21, 21-14, 11-7

    • Mens Singles 2: Tanongsak Saemsomboonsuk vs Saurabh Varma

    • Mixed Doubles:Goh V Shem and Saina Nehwal vs Joachim Fischer and Ashwini Ponnappa

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IBL 2013 – Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons at Bangalore – Awadhe Warriors win 3-2

Awadhe Warriors defeated Pune Pistons 3-2 in their final round robin tie of IBL 2013 on Monday.

Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons – Match Results

Winner: Awadhe Warriors

Score: 3-2


    • Mens Singles 1: K.Srikanth defeated Saurabh Verma 21-18, 21-6

    • Womens Singles: P.V.Sindhu defeated Juliane Schenk 21-20, 21-20

    • Mens Doubles: Markis Kido and Mathias Boe defeated Arun Vishnu and Sanave Thomas 21-15, 21-16

    • Mens Singles 2: Guru Sai Dutt lost to Tien Minh Nyugen 12-21, 18-21

    • Mixed Doubles: Markis Kido and Pia Bernadeth lost to Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa 16-21, 14-21.

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IBL 2013 – Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats at Pune – Pune Pistons win 4-1

As a part of IBL 2013, Pune Pistons are playing Banga Beats on 23rd August 2013 at Pune at 8pm IST.

Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats Match Results

Winner: Pune Pistons

Score: 4-1

Player of the tie: Anup Sridhar

    • Mens Singles 1: Anup Sridhar defeated Hu Yun

    • Womens Singles: Juliane Schenk vs Carolina Marin

    • Mens Doubles: Joachim Nielsen and Tan vs Carlos Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar

    • Mens Singles 2: Sourabh Varma vs Parupalli Kashyap

    • Mixed Doubles: Joachim Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa vs Carlos Mogensen and Carolina Marin

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