IN THE SECOND SEMI-FINAL of Premier Badminton League, Mumbai Rockets take on Hyderabad Hunters in Delhi.
Mumbai who were the runners-up in the first edition have lost just one tie in this season in the league stage and will want to continue the momentum. When the two met during the league stage tie, it went in favour of Mumbai but it was a closely fought contest.
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.
MUMBAI ROCKETS vs HYDERABAD HUNTERS
The following shuttlers are likely to play against each other in their respective categories; men's singles: Ajay Jayaram (Mumbai) vs Rajiv Ouseph (Hyderabad); women's singles: Sung Ji Hyun (Mumbai) vs Carolina Marin (Hyderabad); men's doubles: Lee Yong Dae/Nip (Mumabi) vs Tan Boon/Wee (Hyderabad); mixed doubles: Lee Yong/Zieba (Mumbai) vs Satwik/Chau (Hyderabad); men's singles: HS Prannoy (Mumbai) vs Sameer Verma (Hyderabad).
It remains to be seen which matches each team will nominate as their Trump match.
Mumbai once again look the stronger side and they are likely to go ahead into the finals.