Indian Badminton League: We have learnt from our mistakes, says Banga Beats coach Vimal Kumar

Kumar said his team was tired because of the travelling but they are rejuvenated now and are gearing up for their clash against the local team.

Updated: August 17, 2013 19:52 IST
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Lucknow: Defeats to star shuttlers P Kashyap and Hu Yun in men's singles competition saw BOP Banga Beats narrowly lose their opening tie but coach Vimal Kumar on Saturday exuded confidence his wards would come good against Awadhe Warriors on Sunday.

Kumar said his team was tired because of the travelling but they are rejuvenated now and are gearing up for their clash against the local team.

"We have learnt from our mistakes that we made in our last game and of course continuous traveling also played a major role in game against Mumbai Masters. But now our team got enough time to rest and practice and we are confident that team will give its best against Awadhe Warriors," Kumar said.

On Kashyap and Hu Yun, Kumar said: "Both of them are world class players and among top 15 ranked. They were tired as they didn't had any time for rest and which took a toll in their respective matches and when a player is tired he ought to make a mistake. As both of them are now mentally and physically recovered and will make us proud."

Kumar was also confident that in Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, he has the right candidate to tame P V Sindhu.

"She is young but a talented player which was visible in her last match when she holded her nerves and defeated her counterpart Tine Baun. She is in excellent form and looking confident for her next match," he said.

It was their men's double pair which had brought Banga Beats back in the contest in the last game and coach Kumar said they are in good form and ready to take on the might of Markis Kido and Mathias Boe tomorrow.

"Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar are in excellent form and it didn't seem like they are playing for the first time together. They are practicing hard and well prepared to face Markis Kido and Mathias Boe which is considered to be one of the strongest men's double team in the league," he said.

About Bangalore's mixed double team, Kumar said: "Akshay Dewalkar and Aparna Balan both of them gave their best. Aparna is playing well with Akshay as they gave tough fight to Ivanov and Sikki Reddy. Both of them are practicing more together as they want to be in sync with each other for their next match."

Banga Beats lost their opening tie against Mumbai Masters 2-3 at Delhi on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Banga Beats owner Amit Mavi will be reaching here tomorrow along with a group of 300 Banga Beats fans to cheer for his team.

"Our objective was to set up a fan club to outreach the maximum number of Banga Beats fans. A player always needs a cheer from his fans to boost his morale so that he can give his best to the game. We as Banga Beats fan club will travel with the team to cheer them even at the opponents court so that our team can feel at home," Mavi said.

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