Saina Nehwal vs PV Sindhu: Opinion divided on who will win Independence Day's high-profile IBL clash

The two Hyderabad girls have a common coach, Pullela Gopichand. The Indian Badminton League will be the first time they will play a competitive match against each other. Sindhu is in great form having won a historic world championship bronze while Saina lost in the quarterfinals.

updated: August 14, 2013 15:23 IST
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The real fireworks of the inaugural Indian Badminton League will begin on Thursday when Hyderabad Hotshots take on Awadhe Warriors in Delhi. That encounter will see teenage sensation PV Sindhu (Awadhe) take on the queen of Indian badminton, Saina Nehwal (Hyderabad).

Who will win the high-profile clash?

The badminton world seems divided. Doubles specialist and commonwealth gold medallist Jwala Gutta feels Sindhu will come out victorious. Speaking to NDTV, she said: "It's always good to have somebody new winning. And Sindhu is riding high on her world championship bronze. So, it will be good to see Sindhu giving a good performance on Thursday."

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