Bhopal Badshahs

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Bhopal Badshahs
Bhopal Badshahs Logo.png
Full name Bhopal Badshahs
Nickname(s) Badshahs
Founded 2012
Dissolved 2013
Colors      Gold
Head Coach India Vasudevan Bhaskaran
Manager Vineet Kumar
Captain India Sameer Dad
Home ground Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
(Capacity 10,000)
Best Performance 20127th
Top Scorer India Karan Laxman Bhaskaran (7 goals)
Owner Dainik Bhaskar
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Bhopal Badshahs (BB) was hockey team from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh that competes in the World Series Hockey championship. The captain of the team is Sameer Dad, part of the Indian National Hockey Team. Bhopal Badshahs was coached by Vasudevan Bhaskaran, who led the Indian hockey team to victory in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Badshahs defeated Chandigarh Comets in the inaugural match of 2012 World Series Hockey 4-3.[1] Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal is the home ground of Bhopal Badshahs.

Sponsors and partners[edit]

Dainik Bhaskar was the global partner for Bhopal Badshahs.[2][3]

Team composition[edit]

The team was captained by Sameer Dad with Vasudevan Bhaskaran as coach. Initially the team was to be led by Sardara Singh but he opted not to play in the tournament as a result of his selection in the national team to play in London Olympics.[4]

Player Nationality Goals
Goal Keepers
Baljeet Singh  India -
Harmanpreet Singh Jr.  India -
Strikers
Armaan Qureshi  India
Ganendrajit Ningombam  India
Geowynne Kyle Gamiet  South Africa 1
Lalit Kumar Upadhyay  India 3
N. Senthil Kumar  India
Sameer Dad (Captain)  India 4
Shivendra Singh  India
Tushar Khandekar  India
Affan Yousuf  India 5
Mid Fielders
Waseem Ahmad  Pakistan 4
Alfonso Pombo  Spain
Casey Henwood  New Zealand 3
A.B. Cheeyanna  India 1
Azam Baig  India
C. Alemada Bopaiah  India
David Seddon  England
Girish Ravaji Pimpale  India
Harmanpreet Singh Sr.  India
Karan Laxman Bhaskaran  India 7
Mohammad Sahir  India
Rajesh Kumar  India
Ranjit Singh  India
Sardara Singh  India
Defenders
Ajay Kumar  India
Andrew Eversden  England
Baljinder Singh  India
Cariappa A.D.  India
Ganendrajit Ningombam  India
Harbir Singh  India
Kangujam Suresh Singh  India
Mudassar Ali Khan  Pakistan 1
Raghunath V.R.  India
Shailendra Singh Bundela  India 3

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Performance[edit]

Performance summary
Season Matches Won Drawn Lost Win%
2012 14 5 2 7 41.67%
Performance Details
Goals For 32 (2.29 per match)
Goals Against 37 (2.64 per match)
Most Goals India Karan Laxman Bhaskaran (7 goals)
Current Position: 10th
Performance by Oppositions
Opposition Matches Won Drawn Lost For Against Win%
Chandigarh Comets 2 1 1 0 8 7 100.00%
Chennai Cheetahs 2 1 0 1 4 5 50.00%
Delhi Wizards 2 1 0 1 3 4 50.00%
Karnataka Lions 2 1 0 1 5 6 50.00%
Mumbai Marines 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.00%
Pune Strykers 2 0 1 1 5 6 0.00%
Sher-e-Punjab 2 0 0 2 5 7 0.00%

Fixtures and Results[edit]

2012[edit]

No. Date Score Opponent Venue Report
1 29 February 4 - 3 Chandigarh Comets Chandigarh Match 1
2 2 March 0 - 1 Mumbai Marines Mumbai Match 5
3 5 March 3 - 1 Karnataka Lions Bangalore Match 11
4 7 March 1 - 1 Pune Strykers Pune Match 16
5 9 March 2 - 1 Delhi Wizards Bhopal Match 20
6 10 March 2 - 3 Sher-e-Punjab Bhopal Match 22
7 12 March 3 - 1 Chennai Cheetahs Bhopal Match 26
8 15 March 1 - 3 Delhi Wizards Delhi Match 30
9 17 March 3 - 4 Sher-e-Punjab Jalandhar Match 33
10 20 March 1 - 4 Chennai Cheetahs Chennai Match 38
11 24 March 4 - 4 Chandigarh Comets Bhopal Match 43
12 25 March 2 - 1 Mumbai Marines Bhopal Match 46
13 27 March 2 - 5 Karnataka Lions Bhopal Match 50
14 29 March 4 - 5 Pune Strykers Bhopal Match 54
Position in League Phase: 7th
Failed to qualify for semi-finals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSH: Bhopal Badshahs down Chandigarh Comets in opener". The Times of India. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Dainik Bhaskar to partner Bhopal Badshahs in WSH". dailybhaskar.com. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Dainik Bhaskar, World Series Hockey in strategic partnership". DNAIndia.com. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Star players unlikely to take part in World Series Hockey". NDTV. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  5. ^ "Bhopal Badshahs". World Series Hockey. 2012-02-28. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

See also[edit]

World Series Hockey