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.
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).