PBL 2018-19: Bengaluru Raptors win maiden title after Setiawan-Ahsan pair holds nerves against Mumbai Rockets
Bengaluru skipper Srikanth ended the league with a perfect 8-0 win-loss record, becoming the only male player this edition to remain unbeaten, and going one better than HS Prannoy’s 7-0 record in the 2017-18 season.
PBL 2018-19: Hendra Setiawan, Mohammad Ahsan bag crucial victory as Bengaluru Raptors win Premier Badminton League
Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan showed that age is just a number. With the entire stadium cheering vociferously for the Raptors pair, the former world champions never put their foot wrong and finished off a 15-13, 15-10 win
From keeping shuttle cocks in the fridge to buying shoes in the black market, Madhumita Bisht, who was part of a trailblazing Indian women’s team, talks about playing badminton in her time.
PBL 2018-19: Carolina Marin trains with Hyderabad Hunters' Rahul Yadav Chittaboina to sharpen skills on sidelines of event
After Pune 7 Aces' elimination from PBL in the group stage, Carolina Marin used her time in India well, training with Hyderabad Hunters' Rahul Yadav Chittaboina to sharpen skills ahead of upcoming season
PBL 2018-19: Anders Antonsen, Sameer Verma put in scintillating performances to help Mumbai Rockets reach final
For the second day in a row, it was a duo of young singles players who played the star role in helping Mumbai Rockets get past defending champions Hyderabad Hunters in the second semi-final of the Premier Badminton League’s fourth edition
PBL 2018-19: Mumbai Rockets stun defending champions Hyderabad Hunters to book finale with Bengaluru Raptors
Mumbai will hope to be third time lucky in the final on Sunday after losses to the Delhi Acers and the Chennai Smashers in the first two seasons.
PBL 2018-19: Bengaluru Raptors' Kidambi Srikanth, Hendra Setiawan-Mohammad Ahsan topple Awadhe Warriors to enter final
It was the singles stars, ably backed up by a former world champion men's doubles combination, that worked the trick for Bengaluru Raptors in their play-off semi-final of the Premier Badminton League's fourth edition (PBL-4) against Awadhe Warriors.
PBL 2018-19: Kidambi Srikanth combines with Sai Praneeth to help Bengaluru Raptors beat Awadhe Warriors in semi-final
The unbeaten Kidambi Srikanth combined with Sai Praneeth to guide Bengaluru Raptors to a win over Awadhe Warriors in the first semi-final of the Premier Badminton League on Friday.
PBL 2018-19: Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth seal semi-final berth for Bengaluru Raptors with win against Chennai Smashers
Bengaluru lost their first match but roared back into the contention by winning Chennai's trump match, which dashed visitors' semi-finals hopes as getting six points from the tie became impossible
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 118: IPL 2019 to begin from 23 March, Kidambi Srikanth shines in Bengaluru Raptors' win and more
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), Kidambi Srikanth's stellar show in Bengaluru's win over Mumbai, and more including results from the AFC Asian Cup.
PBL 2018-19: Skipper Kidambi Srikanth keeps Bengaluru Raptors in hunt for semi-final berth after win against Mumbai Rockets
Bengaluru Raptors' skipper Kidambi Srikanth led from the front against Mumbai Rockets to keep his team in the hunt for a semi-final berth at the Premier Badminton League
PBL 2018-19: Son Wan-ho beats Rajiv Ouseph as Awadhe Warriors edge past Chennai Smashers in hard-fought encounter
With the four points that the Warriors earned from Monday's match, they have now moved up to the second position with 20 points. The top position in the leaderboard is still held by the defending champions Hyderabad Hunters.
PBL 2018-19: Last year’s finalists, Hyderabad Hunters and Mumbai Rockets, stand out to ensure semi-final berths
It was last year’s winners, Hyderabad Hunters, and runners-up, Mumbai Rockets, who stood out from the field, and ensured their berths in the play-off semi-finals even before playing their sixth and last individual league ties.
PBL 2018-19: Kidambi Srikanth continues impressive form as Bengaluru Raptors narrowly beat North Eastern Warriors
Bengaluru skipper Kidambi Srikanth took the court against Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of the North Eastern franchise. The two were are tied 2-2 in their head-to-head record
Axelsen looked much more settled in the second game and built a 6-1 lead. Son did come back to within three points of the Dane but his unforced errors allowed Axelsen to grab the game 15-8.
PBL 2018-19: Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth power Bengaluru Raptors to win over former champions Delhi Dashers
Riding on his jump smashes, Bengaluru captain Srikanth went ahead to 6-2 against Delhi's Tommy Sugiarto. Looking fully in control of the play, he was relentless as he kept the scoreboard ticking to move up to 12-6, and then grabbed the one-sided opener 15-6.
PBL 2018-19: Hyderabad Hunters, Mumbai Rockets move further away from chasing pack despite losing trump apiece
By the end of the third leg of PBL, which has already covered Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune, five of the nine teams in the fray had played four ties each
PBL 2018-19: PV Sindhu beats Saina Nehwal to take Hyderabad Hunters to the top of the table after third straight victory
PV Sindhu began the new year with a win over Saina Nehwal and Mark Caljouw defeated North Eastern Warriors trump Tian Houwei to give Hyderabad Hunters their third win in Premier Badminton League in Pune on Tuesday.
PBL 2018-19: Kidambi Srikanth beats Ajay Jayaram to power Raptors to win; Smashers hand leaders Smash Masters 6-(-1) defeat
Bengaluru Raptors' Kidambi Srikanth rebounded in the second game, riding on an array of attacking shots. Even though a late surge from Jayaram brought him back to 9-12, Srikanth managed to pocket the game 15-12.
PBL 2018-19: Vladimir Ivanov-Chirag Shetty, Line Kjaersfeldt guide Pune 7 Aces to victory against Mumbai Rockets
Pune 7 Aces started their home leg with a 4-3 win over two-time runners-up Mumbai Rockets in a riveting tie that went down to the wire at the Premier Badminton League Season 4 on Saturday.