Hyderabad HotShots

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Hyderabad Hotshots
City Hyderabad, Telangana
Founded 2013
Home ground(s) Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
Owner(s) PVP Ventures
Captain Saina Nehwal
Head coach Jakkampudi Rajendra Kumar
IBL wins Winners of IBL 2013
Official website www.hyderabadhotshots.com

Hyderabad Hotshots is the badminton franchise team representing the city of Hyderabad in the Indian Badminton League(IBL). The team is one of the six franchises in the inaugural IBL 2013. The franchise is owned by Andhra Pradesh’s multi business group PVP Ventures.[1] The primary home ground of Hyderabad Hotshots is Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Hyderabad Hotshots is currently captained by Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and coached by Rajendra.

Franchise history[edit]

Badminton Association of India(BAI) announced a franchise league known as "Indian Badminton League" with six franchises representing six Indian cities. PVP Ventures chairman, Prasad V Potluri, was the first to bid for Hyderabad Hotshots and also to own one of the first franchises announced by IBL. The first season player auctions were held on July 22, 2013. Player auctions were held in Delhi and the Hyderabad Hotshots bid of $120,000 for player Saina Nehwal was successful. Nehwal was the highest paid female shuttler and second highest paid shuttler overall in the tournament behind World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia with a bid of $135,000 by Mumbai Masters.

Current squad[edit]

Indian Players[edit]

Foreign players[edit]

Support Staff[edit]

  • Jakkampudi Rajendra Kumar (Coach)
  • Anil Kumar N (Asst. Coach)
  • Kiran C (Physio)
  • P V Sarada (Team Manager)

2013 Season Statistics[edit]

Location Date and Time Winning Team Scores Losing Team Match Type
Delhi 15 August, 16:00 Hyderabad Hotshots 3 - 2 Awadhe Warriors League Match
Lucknow 17 August, 16:00 Delhi Smashers 3 - 2 Hyderabad Hotshots League Match
Mumbai 19 August, 20:00 Hyderabad Hotshots 4 - 1 Pune Pistons League Match
Pune 22 August, 16:00 Hyderabad Hotshots 3 - 2 Mumbai Masters League Match
Hyderabad 27 August, 20:00 Banga Beats 3 - 2 Hyderabad Hotshots League Match

Semi-Final[edit]

Hyderabad Hotshots qualified for semi-final after scoring 17 points from the league matches. The semi-final was held at their home ground Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on 28 August 2013. Hyderabad Hotshots faced Pune Pistons in the semi-final.

Location Date and Time Winning Team Scores Losing Team Match Type
Hyderabad 28 August, 20:00 Hyderabad Hotshots 3 - 0 Pune Pistons Semi-Final
  • Ajay Jayram (HH) beat Tien Minh Nguyen (PP) by 21-17, 21-11.
  • Saina Nehawal (HH) beat Schenk Juliane (PP) by 21-10, 19-21, 11-8.
  • Goh V Shem & Wah Lim Khim (HH) beat Fischer Nielsen Joachim & Sanave Thomas (PP) by 16-21, 21-14, 11-7

Final[edit]

Hyderabad Hotshots qualified for final after defeating Pune Pistons in semi-finals. The final was held at National Sports Club of India, Mumbai on 31 August 2013. Hyderabad Hotshots faced Awadhe Warriors in the final.

Location Date and Time Winning Team Scores Losing Team Match Type
Mumbai 31 August, 20:00 Hyderabad HotShots 3 - 1 Awadhe Warriors Final
  • K Srikanth (AW) beat S Tanongsak (HH) by 21-12, 21-20.
  • Saina Nehwal (HH) beat P V Sindhu (AW) by 21-15, 21-7.
  • Goh V Shem & Wah Lim Khim (HH) beat Markis Kido & Mathias Boe (AW) by 21-14, 13-21, 11-4.
  • Ajay Jayaram (HH) beat R M V Guru Sai Dutt (AW) by 10-21, 21-17, 11-7.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PVP Group owns Hyderabad Hotshots in IBL. "The Times of India". Jun 19, 2013.