Hyderabad: On a high after back-to-back wins, Awadhe Warriors, led by star shuttler P V Sindhu, would look to enhance their semi-final chances when they square off against Pune Pistons in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) here on Monday.
The Warriors remained in contention for a semi-final berth by defeating Mumbai Masters 3-2 in Bangalore on Saturday. They had earlier trounced Krrish Delhi Smashers.
The Lucknow-based outfit have 12 points from four ties with two wins and as many losses and need to win their last tie to book a berth in the knock-out stage.
It will be Sindhu’s first match at home in the tournament and she will surely get the backing from a partisan Hyderabad crowd.
The World Championships bronze medallist would be high on confidence after prevailing over seasoned Tine Baun in an enticing three-gamer on Saturday.
Another player from Andhra Pradesh in the Warriors’ side, K Srikkanth, would also like to perform well in front of his home fans.
Srikkanth has already displayed his abundant talent in IBL and earlier as well. The Warriors have competitive players like Weng Fei Chong, Gurusaidutt and the pair of Marcis Kido and Mathias Boe in their ranks. (PTI)