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 Wei being the most prominent players from the available. Many top players were not available for the auction due to the upcoming International schedule and 2016 Olympics coming up. It was an all out war for the top players and Awadhe spending almost 37% of their budget and got Saina Nehwal-India’s favorite daughter for $1,00,000
The question remains, was it a wise decision going all out for Saina? Considering the rest of the Awadhe Warriors team composition it was NOT.
Let us consider the team of Awadhe Warriors
So this graphs shows that Awadhe has spent the most on their team. But considering their team strength we can easily say that they have not got their money’s worth.
Let us take a look at the whole team and why we think they can win the first match up with Mumbai Rockets.
India’s favorite daughter and the hope of Awadhe Warriors. She is expected to win all the matches and it will be interesting to watch Saina Vs Sindhu. The team will be hoping to rally on the inspiration she provides to her teammates.
Backup for Saina. Bench strength for Awadhe. No doubt she will learn a lot from the World No.2
Aged 23 and being one of the prominent disciples of Gopichand, Sourabh Verma can get some exposure but he is considered one of the weakest players in Men’s singles as his chances of beating other players are very slim which is evident from the graph. He only has the probability of beating Siril Verma and Vladimir Ivanov whom he may never play against.
The top buy of Awadhe Warriors, although he is not likely to beat the top players like Srikanth and Kashyap and Lee Chong Wei, he can get some wins for the team and also has the ability and temperament to cause an upset.
He is the best Men’s Singles player in the Awadhe lineup and is likely to play most of the matches.
What remains to see is whether he will be a good investment as he is most likely to lose to the prominent players. It remains to be seen whether Saina can inspire the rest of the team to create some huge upsets and in the process give the viewers some scintillating matchups.
Christiana Pederson is the sole reason for Awadhe to be considered a strong mixed doubles team, although she was paired up with compatriot Joachim Fischer Nielsen and will be playing against him in the PBL .Her experience in Women’s Doubles also will be very useful. She will be likely paired up with Bodin Issara or Cai Yun. Hendra Gunawan can also be a possible winning combination in some tie ups.
Cai yun and Hendra gunawan will be the winning combination in this team. They may also mix it up with Caai Yun and Bodin Issara for some of the league match ups. Cai Yun and Hendra Gunawara have the biggest chances of getting most points for the team although they are likely to lose against Koo Kaat Kien and Tom Boon Heong and the team of Markis Kido and Morgenson.
Awadhe Warriors will have tough matches against Delhi Acers and Hyderabad Hunters; close match against Mumbai Rockets and relatively easy ties against Bengaluru TopGuns and Chennai Smashers