Indian Badminton League(IBL) Highlights: Almost the half journey ends!

IBL Match
IBL Match

In this post, we will be discussing all the review of previous i.e., between Krrish Delhi Smashers (20th August) and preview of matches on 22nd August i.e., between Hyderabad Hotshots and Mumbai Masters (1600 hrs) and Awadhe Warriors and Krrish Delhi Smashers (2000 hrs). There were a lot of changes in the points table after the match on 20th August. The first place is now shared by Hyderabad Hotshots and Mumbai Masters with 11 points each. Pune Pistons are currently on the second position with a score of 9 points where as the third spot is jointly shared by Krrish Delhi Smasher and Beats.

Krrish Delhi Smashers v/s Mumbai Masters (20th August)

This game was a treat for Mumbai supporters. It was completely a one sided game for Mumbai Masters as they won it convincingly with a score of 4-1 and then grabbing a bonus point. The game also saw the comeback of their star player Lee Chong Wei, who is currently ranked no. 1. He started the proceeding for Mumbai Masters by beating Liew Daren of Krrish Delhi Smashers in two straight sets with a score of (21 – 12) and (21 – 16). Vladimir Ivanov was given rest for this game and Lee Chong Wei took his place. It was only Men’s Double 2 which was won by Krrish Delhi Smashers from all the 5 games.  This game continued for 3 sets. The comeback man, i.e., Lee Chong Wei was also announced as the Vodafone Player of the Tie as he also got a win for his team in Mixed Doubles. Sachin Tendulkar and Ajit Agarkar, the Indian cricket stars, were also available for the game.

Hyderabad Hotshots v/s Mumbai  Masters(1600 hrs)

This game is going to be completely packed and who so ever wins it, will grab the first position, as both of these are currently sharing the first position with 11 points each. This will be the first in the Pune Leg. The players to watch out for will be again Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei. Saina Nehwal is still unbeatable in the whole tournament till now and this is going to be the main concern of Mumbai Masters strategy. There might be a chance that Saina Nehwal may play in Mixed Doubles to assure a win for her team.

Awadhe Warriors v/s Krrish Delhi Smashers (2000 hrs)

This is going to be the second game in Pune Leg. Both of these teams desperately need a win as they are on last two positions on the point table. Other than that, both of the teams have lost their previous games. Awadhe Warriors supporters will be looking forward to P.V. Sindhu in this game. Till now, she has lost both of her games. This can be a comeback game for her. The player to watch out for in Krrish Delhi Smashers will be Daren Liew.  For Awadhe Warriors, the pair of Mathias Boe with Markis Kido can make formidable Men’s Double pair for them. The concern for Awadhe Warriors is the singles game, which has cost them both of their previous matches. We will be right back to you with the reviews of these games very soon!

Kruti Mehta

Kruti Mehta

Kruti Mehta is a young developing sports journalist turned content writer working for some big names. She is an avid blogger and blogs on www.10eveningflowers.wordpress.com.
Kruti Mehta

Kruti Mehta

Kruti Mehta is a young developing sports journalist turned content writer working for some big names. She is an avid blogger and blogs on www.10eveningflowers.wordpress.com.

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