Blasters can come back up against Hyderabad Hunters in their opening home match at the Koramangala stadium, on Saturday.
Bengaluru: Having encountered a rocky begin within the Premier badminton League-2, the Bengaluru Blasters can seek a modification of fortunes on home turf.
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With one win from 2 matches, the Blasters can come back up against Hyderabad Hunters in their opening home match at the Koramangala sports stadium, on Saturday.
Blasters, who edged past bottom-placed Delhi Acers in their opening match of the season, fell miserably in their next contest, fucking to a 0-5 defeat at the hands of Chennai Smashers.
With Olympic champion Carolina Marin within the opposite ranks, the house team can have their task cut out. Although Hyderabad comes into being with a powerful win against Chennai, they face the Blasters with only 1 win from 3 encounters.
The Blasters are going to be trying to world no. three Viktor Axelsen of Denmark to produce the impetus whereas Ruthvika Shivani or Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong can intensify to the plate.
Home hopes additionally rest on native woman Ashwini Ponnappa and her partner Sikki Reddy as Bengaluru get a turnaround. Trying to urge the most effective out of the 3 games reception, Blasters’ coach Arvind Bhat is optimistic of a decent show before of the house crowd.
“The smart factor is we’ve got been in an exceedingly position to win. I’m assured we tend to are aiming to win. The last match we tend to had 2 match points and if we tend to had realized those 2 points, we’d are leading the table. Thus we tend to are going ahead thereupon in our minds,” said Bhat.
“We still have 3 a lot of matches to traveling. we must always be able to get into the semis. Hyderabad, of course, the women singles are going to be robust, otherwise, we tend to positively have an opportunity.”
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Earlier, Lee Yong Dae and Nipitphon Puangpuapech of Rockets edged past Markis Kido and V. Shem Goh of Warriors 11-7, 11-3, 13-11.