Hyderabad Hotshots are continued to remain on the topmost position on rating chart with 3 wins in 4 matches and overall 15 points in total. As we know that, the hunt for semi-finals has already been started as only the top four teams will only qualify for the same. We will be reviewing the match i.e. Awadhe Warriors against Mumbai Masters and then will be see the preview of upcoming match i.e. between Banga Beats and Krrish Delhi Smashers.
Awadhe Warriors v/s Mumbai Masters (24rd August)
The match between Mumbai Masters and Awadhe Warriors finally goes in favour of Lucknow when Markis Kido of Awadhe Warriors hit the final stroke to win the mixed doubles with a score of 21-19 21-15 for the team.
P V Sindhu was awarded with the Vodafone Player of the Tie and after receiving the award of honour Sindhu said that she had played three or four matches against Tine Baun but that was the first time she had won from her. Sindhu also mentioned that there were very good rallies and each and every point was important for both of them as the match was important for both of them. She also said that she was completely feeling very low after 17-14 score in the second game but the crowd that support her helped truly to keep the energy going on. Lastly she also thanked Bangalore for supporting her.
The total 5 matches played at Bangalore were close wins for either team with even Lee Chong Wei losing one set to Srikanth before claiming victory in the match while Mumbai Masters on the other hand won both the men’s singles matches.
Vladimir Ivanov after winning the match said that the battle was a difficult one for him as he could not control the shuttle because the speed was very fast due to which he adopted the strategy of playing from near the net which really helped him in winning the game.
Mathias Boe said that he and Kido had a very good start but the challenge he found in the game was the same which also created problem for Vladimir Ivanov i.e. shuttle speed but together they overcame it. He also mentioned that he had started missing home because he had been away for more than a month now.
Lee Chong Wei also revealed his secret of winning that he had been playing for more than 8years now and all that he had learnt is to win every game and there cannot be another result other than that. The player also appreciated the crowd of the stadium.
Banga Beats Vs Krrish Delhi Smashers(25th August)
This game is going to change the points table completely as both teams are holding same 8 points in the chart. Delhi Smashers will be hoping to use their assemblage of specialist players to mark the star-studded line ups in the other teams. It is a crucial match for Delhi as they already have played their 8 matches while Banga Beats on the other hand has only played 6 matches till now. Don’t miss the battle on this weekend. We will be back soon with more fun and exciting news from INDIAN BADMINTON LEAGUE!