Awadhe Warriors to Mumbai Rockets, as they handed out a 6/-1 drubbing to defending champions Delhi Acers in the course of their Premier Badminton League (PBL) pool clash at the jam packed Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday night.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated Nitchaon Jindapol as Awadhe Warriors spanked Delhi Acers 6-1 to register their second win in the second edition of the Premier Badminton League at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, in Lucknow on Thursday.
Indian shuttlers had good day at the US Open with 6 of them advancing to the singles pre-quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tour.
After clinching a historic bronze medal in the last edition, the Indian women's team, led by Saina Nehwal, will eye another good show but it will be an uphill task for the depleted men's team at the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton tournament starting in Kunshan on Sunday.
Ace India shuttlers H S Prannoy and P V Sindhu entered the quarterfinals of their respective men's and women's singles matches after posting comfortable straight-game wins at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Changzhou on Thursday.
Indian men's doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar crossed the opening hurdle, reaching the second round of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Changzhou on Wednesday.
India's campaign at the Singapore Open Super Series ended on Thursday after ace shuttler P V Sindhu as well as men's and mixed doubles pairs lost their respective second round matches to crash out of the tournament on Singapore.
Defending champion Saina Nehwal entered the pre-quarterfinals but it turned out to be a disastrous day for the men with all of them, including reigning champion K Srikanth, failing to cross the opening hurdle at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open Super Series badminton in New Delhi on Thursday.
Indians made a resounding start to their campaign at the New Zealand Open with four doubles pairs reaching the second round of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Auckland on Wednesday.
Top seed K Srikanth made a rollicking start to the new season as he clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold with a convincing win over China’s Huang Yuxiang in the men's singles final