Bengaluru Blasters

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Bengaluru Blasters
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Sport Badminton
Founded 2013 (2013) (as Banga Beats); rebranded as Bengaluru Blasters in 2016
Based in Bangalore, India
Home ground Koramangala Indoor Stadium
Owner Sachin Tendulkar
Head coach TBD
Captain Viktor Axelsen
PBL wins none

Bengaluru Blasters (previously Banga Beats and Bengaluru Topguns) is a franchise badminton team representing Bengaluru in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team is one of the six founding members of PBL (previously IBL) in 2013. The franchise was owned by the conglomerate, BOP group in 2013. In 2016, Sachin Tendulkar bought the franchise and named it after his Blasters sports franchises.

Current squad[edit]

DenmarkViktor Axelsenc
MalaysiaChong Wei Feng
South KoreaKim Sa-rang
ScotlandKirsty Gilmour
IndiaManu Attri
DenmarkMathias Boe
IndiaN. Sikki Reddy
IndiaRituparna Das
IndiaSanjana Santosh
IndiaSubhankar Dey

c denotes captain

2013 season[edit]

15 August, 20:00 at Delhi Banga Beats 2 - 3 Mumbai Masters
18 August, 20:00 at Lucknow Banga Beats 4 - 1 Awadhe Warriors
23 August, 18:00 at Pune Banga Beats 1 - 4 Pune Pistons
25 August, 18:00 at Bangalore Banga Beats 1 - 4 Delhi Smashers
27 August, 18:00 at Hyderabad Banga Beats 3 - 2 Hyderabad HotShots

Banga Beats failed to qualify for semi-finals and finished last in the league table, with 13 points.[1][2][3][4]

2017 season[edit]

1 January at Hyderabad Bengaluru Blasters 4 - 3 Delhi Acers
3 January at Mumbai Bengaluru Blasters 0 - 5 Chennai Smashers
7 January at Bangalore Bengaluru Blasters 3 - 4 Hyderabad Hunters
8 January at Bangalore Bangaluru Blasters 1 - 4 Mumbai Rockets
9 January at Bangalore Bangaluru Blasters 3 - 4 Awadhe Warriors

2017-18 season[edit]

League Stage

28 December at New Delhi Bengaluru Blasters 5 - 2 Delhi Dashers
1 January at Lucknow Bengaluru Blasters 6 - (-1) Mumbai Rockets
7 January at Chennai Bengaluru Blasters 2 - 3 North Eastern Warriors
8 January at Chennai Bangaluru Blasters 2 - 3 Chennai Smashers
11 January at Hyderabad Bangaluru Blasters (-1) - 6 Hyderabad Hunters

Semi Final

13 January at Hyderabad Bengaluru Blasters 4 - 3 Ahmedabad Smash Masters

Final

14 January at Hyderabad Bengaluru Blasters 3 - 4 Hyderabad Hunters

Bengaluru Blasters finished 4th in league stage, qualifying them to the semifinals where they beat the Ahmedabad Smash Masters 4 - 3. In the final tie against Hyderabad Hunters, they lost by a scoreline of 3 - 4 and ended as runners up. This was their best result in the PBL.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banga Beats (theBangaBeats) on Twitter". Twitter.com. 2013-09-19. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Banga Beats". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  3. ^ "IBL-Indian Badminton League 2013 - Indian Sports". Banga Beats. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  4. ^ "BOP Group – Top Real Estate Property Consultants In Noida". Bopgroup.in. 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2014-02-24.