Pune Pistons

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Pune Pistons
Sport Badminton
Founded 2013 (2013)
Based in Pune, India
Home ground Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune
Owner(s)
Head coach Nikhil Kanetkar
Captain Ashwini Ponnappa
IBL wins none
Website www.punepistons.com

Pune Pistons is a badminton franchise owned by Mohit Burman (Dabur Group) & Savan Daru for the Indian Badminton League. The team's home ground is Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. The team is captained by Ashwini Ponnappa.[1]

Current squad[edit]

Country Player
 India Ashwini Ponnappa
 Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh
 India Sourabh Verma
 India Anup Sridhar
 Germany Juliane Schenk
 Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen
 India Sanave Thomas
 India Arun Vishnu
 Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong
 India Rupesh Kumar K. T.

[2]

2013 season[edit]

League stage[edit]

14 August, 20:00 at Delhi Delhi Smashers 2 - 3 Pune Pistons
17 August, 20:00 at Lucknow Mumbai Masters 2 - 3 Pune Pistons
19 August, 20:00 at Mumbai Hyderabad HotShots 4 - 1 Pune Pistons
23 August, 18:00 at Pune Banga Beats 1 - 4 Pune Pistons
26 August, 20:00 at Hyderabad Awadhe Warriors 3 - 2 Pune Pistons

Pune Pistons finished the 3rd in the group stage, qualifying for the semi final.

Team Pts Pld W L GW GL
Hyderabad HotShots 17 5 3 2 14 11
Awadhe Warriors 16 5 3 2 13 12
Pune Pistons 16 5 3 2 13 12
Mumbai Masters 15 5 2 3 13 12
Delhi Smashers 13 5 2 3 11 14
Banga Beats 13 5 2 3 11 14

Semi-final[edit]

Pune Pistons were beaten by Hyderabad HotShots in semi final of Indian Badminton League.[3]

28 August, 20:00 at Hyderabad Pune Pistons 0 - 3 Hyderabad HotShots
  • Ajay Jayaram (HH) beat Tien Minh Nyugen (PP), 21 - 17, 21 – 11.
  • Saina Nehwal (HH) beat Juliane Schenk (PP), 21 – 10, 19 – 21, 11 – 8.
  • Goh V Shem and Lim Khim Wah (HH) beat Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Sanave Thomas (PP), 16 – 21, 21 -14, 11 – 7.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pune Pistons". IBL. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pune Pistons". TOI. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Match Report of First Semi Final of IBL". http://www.indianbadmintonleague.co. Indian Badminton League. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.