The 2016 Premier Badminton League (PBL) champions have a new look for the 2017 edition. They have in their ranks men's world No. 2 Jan O Jorgensen while Jwala Gutta is their star Indian attraction. The defending champions are one of the favourites for the title, and there will be high hopes from Jorgensen for the upcoming season. With Delhi set to host the final of the event, they can count on some strong support if they make it to the title clash.
They will play against Bengaluru Blasters on the opening day of the PBL 2017 season on January 1.
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Men's singles - Jan o Jorgensen, Siril Verma, Son Wan Ho; Women's singles - Aakarshi Kashyap, Nitchaon Jindapol; Men's/mixed doubles - Akshay Dewalkar, Ivan Sozonov, Vladimir Ivanov, Women's/mixed doubles - Jwala Gutta, Maneesha K.
Having the Danish world No. 2 Jorgensen will surely benefit Delhi Acers. The team is a good mix of experience and youth. Though in the women's singles department, there are no top 10 player but Nitchaon has been in a consistent form of late. In the doubles, Jwala Gutta is the main attraction for the defending champions.
While Jorgensen's form will be key in deciding how their season eventually pans out, they have enough firepower in their ranks to go for a successful title defence. With the likes of Gutta, they have enough experience in the doubles section as well.