Indian Badminton League preview: Hyderabad Hotshots to take on high-flying Pune Pistons on Monday

World No. 4 Saina Nehwal, unbeaten in her two outings, will be up against world number three Julinane Schenk of Pune, who too have won both her Indian Badminton League ties.

updated: August 18, 2013 12:41 IST
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Mumbai: Following back-to-back victories in their first two ties, high-flying Pune Pistons would be aiming to provide stiff competition to the Saina Nehwal-spearheaded Hyderabad Hotshots in their Indian Badminton League contest here on Monday.

Pistons' come-from-behind victory over Mumbai Masters in their Maharashtra state Derby clash at Lucknow on Saturday should be a great morale-booster for the league toppers ahead of their face-off against Saina's Hotshots at the National Sports Club of India stadium courts in Worli.

Julinane Schenk, the German powerhouse who, at number four, is one rung below Saina in the world badminton women's singles rankings, looms as a major threat to the Hotshots who had beaten Awadhe Warriors 3-2 in their opening clash at Delhi on August 15.

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