Currently in the form of her life, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu put up a ‘smashing’ (it was hard to resist the pun) performance at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium on Tuesday to quell the challenge of Korea’s world no.3, Sung Ji Hyun, and power Chennai Smashers to a 4-3 Premier Badminton League (PBL) victory over previously unbeaten Mumbai Rockets.
The mixed doubles pair of Chris and Gabriella Adock together with Tommy Sugiarto led Chennai Smashers into the semifinals of the Premier Badminton League, pulling off crucial matches against Mumbai Rockets in a 4-1 win, in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
For Kashyap, a good PBL campaign will give him a lot of confidence after the disappointment of last year and stand him in good stead for the year ahead.
Acers needed their men's doubles pair of Ivan Sozonov and Vladimir Ivanov to pick up a win over the pair of Chris Adcock and Mads Pieler Kolding to put the tie out of Chennai's reach.
Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu won her trump game after facing some anxious moments as Chennai Smashers drubbed Bengaluru Smashers 5-0 in a Premier Badminton League contest at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
Sindhu became the first Indian woman athlete to grab a silver in the Olympics when she lost a close final clash against World No 1 Carolina Marin of Spain.
Hosts Hyderabad Hunters and newcomers Bengaluru Blasters fashioned hard-fought comeback 4-3 victories in the second edition of the Premier Badminton League.
Carolina Marin kicked-off the second edition of Premier Badminton League in style winning a closely contested encounter against PV Sindhu and guiding Hyderabad Hunters to 4-3 win over Chennai Smashers.
Hyderabad will host the opening match of the PBL's second edition which starts on 1 January, while the final will be held in New Delhi on 14 January.
A keen contest is on the cards when world’s top woman shuttler Carolina Marin crosses swords with India’s PV Sindhu in the inaugural match of Premier Badminton League (PBL) between Hyderabad Hunters and Chennai Smashers on Sunday.
Hyderabad will host the opening ceremony of the Premier Badminton League season 2 on 1 January, 2017 while the final is scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 14 Janauary, the organisers announced on Tuesday.
PV Sindhu is raring to go for the second edition of Premier Badminton League (PBL) as she expects an exciting competition with several top players.
P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal went for low prices while Carolina Marin emerged as the costliest buy at the auction of Premier Badminton League's 2nd edition.
Leagues or carnivals? Events like PBL great for instant thrills but sport in India needs more substance
The jarring music and garish colours that accompanied PBL serve to remind us of the transitory nature of this carnival
World Number 11 Tommy Sugiarto led turned out to be a hero for the Delhi Acers as he led his side to the summit clash of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) with his 15-11 15-10 win over Chennai Smashers' Brice Leverdez in the trump match
Chennai Smashers qualified for the semifinals after beating Bangalore Top Guns 3-2 in the last league match of the Premier Badminton League
The Awadhe Warriors virtually assured itself a berth in the semi-finals but it turned out to be a disappointing day for the Hyderabad Hunters in the ongoing Premier Badminton League (PBL).
Russia's Vladimir Ivanov turned out to be the star performer for Mumbai Rockets as he guided his team to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Bengaluru Top Guns in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Lucknow on Wednesday.
It was a very creditable win by Srikanth, who has never beaten the Malaysian great in four encounters at the international level.