Pbl 2018-19

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PBL 2018-19: Sourabh Verma, Kirsty Gilmour guide Ahmedabad Smash Masters to 4-3 win over Bengaluru Raptors
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PBL 2018-19: Sourabh Verma, Kirsty Gilmour guide Ahmedabad Smash Masters to 4-3 win over Bengaluru Raptors

Sourabh Verma and Kristy Gilmour played key roles as Ahmedabad Smash Masters continued their unbeaten run with a thrilling 4-3 win over Bengaluru Raptors in the fourth Premier Badminton League

PBL 2018-19: Malaysia's Daren Liew on battling depression and stepping out of Lee Chong Wei's shadow
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PBL 2018-19: Malaysia's Daren Liew on battling depression and stepping out of Lee Chong Wei's shadow

It may only have been an exhibition match, but for Daren Liew, every win counts as it gives him the hope to continue playing the sport he once nearly quit.

PBL 2018-19: Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, Rituparna Das win key singles matches as North Eastern Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets
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PBL 2018-19: Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, Rituparna Das win key singles matches as North Eastern Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets

Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk and Rituparna Das won key singles matches to help North Eastern Warriors beat Mumbai Rockets for their first win of the fourth edition of the Premier Badminton League

PBL 2018-19: Daren Liew, Kristy Gilmour help Ahmedabad Smash Masters to 4-1 victory over Delhi Dashers
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PBL 2018-19: Daren Liew, Kristy Gilmour help Ahmedabad Smash Masters to 4-1 victory over Delhi Dashers

The mixed doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and N Sikki Reddy and Malaysian Daren Liew defeated their more experienced opponents to help Ahmedabad Smash Masters beat Delhi Dashers

PBL 2018-19: Hyderabad Hunters storm to victory over Chennai Smashers despite PV Sindhu's loss to Ji Hyun Sung
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PBL 2018-19: Hyderabad Hunters storm to victory over Chennai Smashers despite PV Sindhu's loss to Ji Hyun Sung

Hyderabad Hunters surged to victory over Chennai Smashers despite PV Sindhu's loss to Sung Ji Hyun, as South Korean pair Kim Sa Rang and Eom Hye Won beat Chris Adcock and Gabby Adcock 14-15, 15-13, 15-14 to ensure a resounding win for Hyderabad.

PBL 2018-19: Hyderabad Hunters, Mumbai Rockets stand out in first round of matches as poor playing conditions plague NSCI leg
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PBL 2018-19: Hyderabad Hunters, Mumbai Rockets stand out in first round of matches as poor playing conditions plague NSCI leg

Hyderabad's PV Sindhu, fresh from her exploits in the World Tour finals in Guangzhou, kept her new-found composure at the end of the thrilling three-gamer, to win at 11-15, 15-8, 15-13;

PBL 2018-19: Tommy Sugiarto tackles burden of expectations from Indonesia with help of world champion father Icuk
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PBL 2018-19: Tommy Sugiarto tackles burden of expectations from Indonesia with help of world champion father Icuk

“My dad (Icuk) is a legend in the sport and also is a respected man in Indonesia. So, there is the pressure to perform, but my career is down to all the positive thinking I've learned from my father,” says Tommy Sugiarto

PBL 2018-19: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto loses focus and match as tsunami causes destruction back home
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PBL 2018-19: Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto loses focus and match as tsunami causes destruction back home

“It’s a piece of sad, sad news for Indonesia. I pray for Anak (child of Krakatoa) and the country. I was there just two months ago. The news is devastating," says Tommy Sugiarto.

PBL 2018-19: New-look teams, star power highlight latest edition as league enters fourth season
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PBL 2018-19: New-look teams, star power highlight latest edition as league enters fourth season

The churn of players in this edition of PBL makes it difficult to predict the likely victors of this 23-day competition.

PBL 2018-19: From reaching World No 1 to making easy matches tough, Kidambi Srikanth's topsy-turvy 2018
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PBL 2018-19: From reaching World No 1 to making easy matches tough, Kidambi Srikanth's topsy-turvy 2018

CWG silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth claimed the World No 1 tag only for a week and since then has endured a tough time on the court, losing long, three-game thrillers.

World Tour Finals 2018: PV Sindhu overcame the final hurdle at the right moment, says Carolina Marin
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World Tour Finals 2018: PV Sindhu overcame the final hurdle at the right moment, says Carolina Marin

Carolina Marin was left in awe of PV Sindhu's patient display at the World Tour finals and the fine form that propelled the Indian to finally break the jinx at the top level

PBL 2018-19: Ashwini Ponnappa hopes partnership with Mathias Christiansen is as fruitful as one with Joachim Fischer Nielsen
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PBL 2018-19: Ashwini Ponnappa hopes partnership with Mathias Christiansen is as fruitful as one with Joachim Fischer Nielsen

Interestingly, Ponnappa, who'll be playing for Awadhe Warriors this season is keen on learning from teammate Mathias Christiansen, which will benefit her in the long run.

PBL 2018-19: With Ashwini Ponnappa, Son Wan Ho in their ranks, two-time semi-finalsist Awadhe Warriors eye maiden title
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PBL 2018-19: With Ashwini Ponnappa, Son Wan Ho in their ranks, two-time semi-finalsist Awadhe Warriors eye maiden title

Two-time PBL semi-finalists, the Sahara Adventure Sports Ltd (Mr. Abhijeet Sarkar) owned Awadhe Warriors will look to secure their maiden title

PBL 2018-19: With Saina Nehwal leading the pack, North Eastern Warriors emerge as serious contenders
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PBL 2018-19: With Saina Nehwal leading the pack, North Eastern Warriors emerge as serious contenders

With a good balance in both the singles and doubles department, coupled with a quite a few big names in the lineup, North Eastern Warriors looks like serious contenders for the PBL4 title.

PBL 2018-19: PV Sindhu spearheads Hyderabad Hunters as defending champions hunt for glory once again
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PBL 2018-19: PV Sindhu spearheads Hyderabad Hunters as defending champions hunt for glory once again

Coming into the new season as the defending champions, PBL3 winners Hyderabad Hunters have their eyes set on doing an encore of last year’s success.

PBL 2018-19: Former champions Delhi Dashers ready to replicate success with strong squad in fourth edition
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PBL 2018-19: Former champions Delhi Dashers ready to replicate success with strong squad in fourth edition

Winners of the inaugural edition of the PBL, Delhi Dashers are all geared to replicate the success and herald themselves as the most successful team in the PBL.

PBL 2018-19: Viktor Axelsen-led Ahmedabad Smash Masters will bank on balanced squad in bid to win coveted crown
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PBL 2018-19: Viktor Axelsen-led Ahmedabad Smash Masters will bank on balanced squad in bid to win coveted crown

With a very balanced squad depth, Ahmedabad aims to go full throttle in their bid to seal their maiden PBL trophy.

PBL 2018-19: Two-time finalists Mumbai Rockets hoping to succeed in quest for elusive title with intelligent purchases
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PBL 2018-19: Two-time finalists Mumbai Rockets hoping to succeed in quest for elusive title with intelligent purchases

Two-time PBL finalists Mumbai Rockets have shaped up an extremely competitive squad for the upcoming season. With some smart buys in their lineup, the franchise aims to break the jinx and lift their maiden PBL crown.

PBL 2018-19: Pune 7 Aces aim to make spectacular debut with strong lineup led by World Championship winner Carolina Marin
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PBL 2018-19: Pune 7 Aces aim to make spectacular debut with strong lineup led by World Championship winner Carolina Marin

The Pune team, baptized as the Pune 7 Aces and owned by Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu will be making their debut in the PBL bandwagon in the forthcoming edition.

PBL 2018-19: In-form Lakshya Sen gears up for Pune 7 Aces, looks at senior ace Ajay Jayaram for support
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PBL 2018-19: In-form Lakshya Sen gears up for Pune 7 Aces, looks at senior ace Ajay Jayaram for support

Having played with Ajay Jayaram at the academy, Lakshya Sen revealed that the Chennai-born shuttler has been a great source of help on the court for a long time