Mumbai Masters will take on Pune Pistons on the third day of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) 2013, and it will be played at Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow on Saturday.
The contest will begin at 08:00 pm IST and will be broadcast live on ESPN and Star Sports 2 channels. It will also be live streamed online on Star Sports official website.
Mumbai Masters have four points on the table after beating Banga Beats 3-2 in their previous contest. Led by world No.1 Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia, the team has former world No.1 Tine Baun of Denmark to boast of.
Pune Pistons too have four points on the table after beating Krrish Delhi Smashers 3-2 in their previous encounter at DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi. Led by Ashwini Ponnappa, the team have world No.2 Juliane Schenk of Germany and world No.7 Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam in the side.
Mumbai Masters Team List: Lee Chong Wei (c) (Malaysia), Pranav Chopra (India), Tine Baun (Denmark), Marc Zwiebler (Germany), Vladimir Ivanov (Russia), Siki Reddy (India), Manu Attri (India), P. C. Thulasi (India), Sumeet Reddy (India), Rasika Raje (India), Harsheel Dani (India)
Pune Pistons Team List: Ashwini Ponnappa (c) (India), Nguyen Tien Minh (Vietnam), Saurabh Verma (India), Anup Sridhar (India), Juliane Schenk (Germany), Joachiam Fischer Nielsen (India), Sanave Thomas (India), Arun Vishnu (India), Tan Wee Kiong (Malaysia), Rupesh Kumar (India)