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Where are the Chinese Players gone?

Have you ever wondered about Vladimir Ivanov’s nationality? He is from Russia!!Did you know Rajiv Ouseph is from England!!The champion Lee Chong Wei is from Malaysia!!This is for all of you Badminton fans who want to know the nationality of the foreign players playing in

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Bengaluru Topguns-team analysis

Men’s SinglesAnand PawarRanked 52,probably the second player who will be playing the singles matchups other than Srikanth.Sameer vermaHe  is not likely to win against the top-notch players of other teams but can win against the likes of Siril,  and Vladimir Ivanov.  Relatively  Bengaluru in terms

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TRUMP-A brief understanding..

6 teams and 59 players are going head on for what is billed as the ‘Highest prize money badminton tournament in the world’ – Premier Badminton League 2016.A new and very interesting concept called Trump was introduced in this tournament. Let us get familiarized with


Delhi Acers- On paper they look strong

On paper, they look a well balanced and strong team most likely to get to the semifinals.Men’s SinglesAjay JayaramIndian Singles specialist and brings with him a will to win. He will most likely win against the lower ranked players and has the potential to give

Saina vs China

Saina, the Dragon slayer!

A spectator who went to the first match of PBL Awadhe Warriors VS Mumbai Rockets was hearing the schedule of matches being announced, ”Instead of Saina Nehwal, it will be young G.Vrushali, the 17 year old talent who will be representing Awadhe for the Women’s


Mumbai Rockets – only star Akshay Kumar!

Mumbai is one of those teams which has only 1 star – their part owner Akshay Kumar.  The money spend on all players is rather well distributed without much skew. On the negative, there is not a single match they can take for granted.Men’s SinglesH


Awadhe Warriors : Price of Having Saina

Does having a star player in your team gives you more chances of winning or are you relying too much on them to get you the wins.Every team at the start of the PBL auction would have liked to get Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong

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Mixed doubles the decider

It is almost show time for the PBL fans as the countdown is going into its final hours.When we went through the teams, it was interesting to see clear match winners for the Men’s singles and Doubles and also Women’s Singles (You know who I


Women’s Singles – Two ladies and one sided affairs

  How were the probabilities calculated?If Player 1 vs Player 2 have played sufficient number international matches, then we use set winning probabilities to predict match probabilities.If Player 1 vs Player 2 do not have much prior data, then we have used the current points (BWF)