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How PV Sindhu missed out on winning her second Super Series in HongKong

Thanks to an injury recovering Saina Nehwal, Sindhu almost had an open draw to win Hong Kong Super Series to add to her victory in China Thaihot Super Series, well almost. Sindhu had to face the winner of Tai Tzu Ying (highest prize winner forRead More »

PBL Auctions- 2016

After the enormous success of the inaugural Premier Badminton League in January 2016, the organizers were planning the second edition of one of the most paid badminton leagues in the world.The Auction for the same was conducted on November 9 , 2016.Six teams came intoRead More »

Messy Fractals Predictions and Success rate!!

How we calculated the player scores and our predictionsThe player score was calculated by using their BWF points, rankings and their head to head against other players playing in the tournament. We have also taken into account the form of the players and injury asRead More »

Reasons behind the success of Delhi Acers

Men’s SinglesThe area where Delhi Acers dominated and destroyed most of the other teams.They used the three players Tommy Sugiarto, Ajay Jayaram and Rajiv Ouseph with outstanding precision.They only lost one match and won all the other 13 of them, 4 of them being Trumps.TommyRead More »

SemiFinal Results to Delhi Acers Vs Mum Rockets

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Does age matter in PBL?

It has been said “With age comes wisdom”.The statistics are showing that with age, not only wisdom but also wins are coming in PBL.In this analysis, the players were categorized into different age groups. Then we analysed how many matches they have played and pointsRead More »

The best Men’s Doubles and Mixed doubles

Men’s DoublesThis tournament changed a major opinion about doubles matches; those teams who have played together have a better chance, the converse was true for PBL.Doubles players who had never played before fared far better than those who had played together, whereas the players whoRead More »

Madhumita Bisht- The coach of Delhi Acers

 When PBL matches are live on Star Sports and when the Delhi Acers play, a lady coach sits and watches shouting out instructions. Her heart rate is always high as per data given by Star sports and they emphasize that she is always tensed.What theyRead More »

Top THREE players of the tournament so far in PBL

WomenSaina NehwalSuper trump for Awadhe. She has been used as Trump in two matches and as predicted she has won both of them getting 4 important points for Awadhe Warriors.PV SindhuTwo matches, two wins, one used as a trump. Clever strategy from Chennai smashers byRead More »

Where are the Chinese Players gone?

Have you ever wondered about Vladimir Ivanov’s nationality? He is from Russia!!Did you know Rajiv Ouseph is from England!!The champion Lee Chong Wei is from Malaysia!!This is for all of you Badminton fans who want to know the nationality of the foreign players playing inRead More »

Bengaluru Topguns-team analysis

Men’s SinglesAnand PawarRanked 52,probably the second player who will be playing the singles matchups other than Srikanth.Sameer vermaHe  is not likely to win against the top-notch players of other teams but can win against the likes of Siril,  and Vladimir Ivanov.  Relatively  Bengaluru in termsRead More »

TRUMP-A brief understanding..

6 teams and 59 players are going head on for what is billed as the ‘Highest prize money badminton tournament in the world’ – Premier Badminton League 2016.A new and very interesting concept called Trump was introduced in this tournament. Let us get familiarized withRead More »

Delhi Acers- On paper they look strong

On paper, they look a well balanced and strong team most likely to get to the semifinals.Men’s SinglesAjay JayaramIndian Singles specialist and brings with him a will to win. He will most likely win against the lower ranked players and has the potential to giveRead More »

Saina, the Dragon slayer!

A spectator who went to the first match of PBL Awadhe Warriors VS Mumbai Rockets was hearing the schedule of matches being announced, ”Instead of Saina Nehwal, it will be young G.Vrushali, the 17 year old talent who will be representing Awadhe for the Women’sRead More »

Mumbai Rockets - only star Akshay Kumar!

Mumbai is one of those teams which has only 1 star – their part owner Akshay Kumar.  The money spend on all players is rather well distributed without much skew. On the negative, there is not a single match they can take for granted.Men’s SinglesHRead More »

Awadhe Warriors : Price of Having Saina

Does having a star player in your team gives you more chances of winning or are you relying too much on them to get you the wins.Every team at the start of the PBL auction would have liked to get Saina Nehwal and Lee ChongRead More »

Stacking the match ups and lying about your best

Stacking is based on the principle of saving your best resources for winnable games or making sure that you use your best player in a situation likely to produce an outcome of your choice. If there’s a game you are unlikely to win, for instance,Read More »

Mixed doubles the decider

It is almost show time for the PBL fans as the countdown is going into its final hours.When we went through the teams, it was interesting to see clear match winners for the Men’s singles and Doubles and also Women’s Singles (You know who IRead More »

Women’s Singles - Two ladies and one sided affairs

  How were the probabilities calculated?If Player 1 vs Player 2 have played sufficient number international matches, then we use set winning probabilities to predict match probabilities.If Player 1 vs Player 2 do not have much prior data, then we have used the current points (BWF)Read More »

Hyderabad Hunters to rule Men's Singles

All the teams have selected strong players for the Men’s Singles especially Bengaluru Topguns and Hyderabad Hunters with K. Srikanth and Lee Chong Wei respectively. But we cannot rule out Tommy Sugiarto, HS Prannoy as well.So we have come up with an analysis of theRead More »

Expensive not necessarily Effective!

All Teams spent  around~0.24-0.27 Million dollars in the auctions.– Delhi Acers spending the least at $0.24 M. The star pair for Delhi Acers is the Men’s Doubles Team Koo Keat Kien & Tan Boon Heong. They have a good chemistry between them as they alreadyRead More »

Do Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei bring value for their bill? Probably, but P V and Srikanth are the most expensive!

January is going to be a very happy month for the badminton fans all over the world as they see few of their favorite players in action.Starting January 2nd 2016, 6 teams and 59 players are going head on for what is billed as theRead More »