BENGALURU HOSTS Awadhe Warriors vs Chennai Smashers who play their last tie in the league stage of Premier Badminton League tonight.
Both the teams have qualified for the semi-finals therefore the result of this tie doesn't matter. At present, Awadhe are placed second with 18 points while, Chennai is third with 14 points.
Everyone were looking forward to Saina vs Sindhu showdown but since the news broke out that the former will rest herself from tonight's clash, the tie now only means to earn some points for the teams.
The Trump match still continues to be there. Each team strategically selects one of the 5 matches that they play in a Tie as their Trump match. In a Trump match, a victory gives the team a bonus point and a loss gives it a negative point.
The difference is in the point system, from 15 points it is now 11 points game which will make it tricky and challenging for the teams.
TFG analyses and predicts the winner of the match based on a possible line-up of players, as the teams have to announce their team and Trump match only an hour before the game.
AWADHE WARRIORS vs CHENNAI SMASHERS
The following shuttlers are likely to play against each other in their respective categories; men's singles: Kidambi Srikanth (Awadhe) vs Tommy (Chennai); women's singles: Rituparna Das (Awadhe) vs PV Sindhu (Chennai); men's doubles: Markis Kido/Goh V Shem (Awadhe) vs Mads Kolding/Chris Adcock (Chennai); mixed doubles: Bodin Issara/Savitree (Awadhe) vs Adcock couple (Chennai); men's singles: Vincent (Awadhe) vs Parupalli Kashyap (Chennai).
It remains to be seen which matches each team will nominate as their Trump match.
The Warriors likely to triumph over the Smashers and claim the top spot.