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Hotshots aim to flatten Beats

Hyderabad, Aug 26, 2013, PTI:

Saina the cynosure for leaders

fan favourite Hyderabad fans will have a treat in store when their favourite shuttler Saina Nehwal takes court there for the first time in IBL. pti

World No 4 Saina Nehwal will take the court for the first time in front of her home crowd in the Indian Badminton League as table-toppers Hyderabad Hotshots face bottom-placed Banga Beats here on Tuesday.

While it will be an opportinuity for Hotshorts to consolidate their position, the visitors would look to play for pride.

After their 1-4 loss to Krrish Delhi Smashers last night, the Bangalore side now has just nine points from one win and three losses in four ties.

Banga Beats boast of a balanced line-up, including icon player Parupalli Kashyap, world number 8 Hun Yu and rising star Tai Tzu Ying. But the men’s singles players have not been consistent and it has proved to be their bane.

The presence of stars like Saina, veteran Taufik Hidayat and the young Ajay Jayaram in the rival camp will only make things difficult for the visitors.

Also, doubles specialists V Shem Goh, Khim Wah Lim, Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre in the opposition may prove to be too much for the Banga Beats.

While Saina is representing her city, another home-grown star, Kashyap, playing for Bangalore, would also look to make use of the local support.

As is the case with most of the ace Indian shuttlers, Kashyap also learnt the nuances of the game at the Pullela Gopichand Academy.

Spanish import Carolina Marin, 2012 London Olympics silver medallist and former world No. 1 in men’s doubles Carsten Mongensen would also look to chip in for Banga Beats along with young Indians like Aparna Balan, Aditya Prakash, Akshay Dewalkar and J Meghna. However, in Saina’s backyard, it will take a lot of doing for Banga Beats to get the better of Hostshots, who have been in supreme form with fifteen points from four ties.



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