AHMEDABAD SMASH MASTERS

TEAM BIO

Owner: Padmanabh Sports Pvt. Ltd.

Venue: The Arena by SE TransStadia, Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Smash Masters is representing Gujarat\’s metropolitan city of Ahmedabad in the fifth season of Premier Badminton League. They are owned by an Ahmedabad-based Padmanabh Sports. Padmanabh Sports is a subsidiary of  Padmanabh Industries, formerly known as Nilchem Industries. The team is captained by the World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen. Last season, this Gujarat team made it to the semifinals of the PBL, where they were narrowly defeated by Bengaluru Blasters by 3-4. In the 2018 Premier Badminton League, they will be captained by Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen, Men’s Singles World No. 1 badminton player.

SQUAD

VIKTOR AXELSEN

Men’s Singles

Nationality: Denmark
World Rank: 1
DOB: 4th January 1994
Auction Fee: ₹ 80 Lakhs
Handedness: Right

ANOUSHKA PARIKH

Doubles

Nationality: Indian
World Rank: 48
DOB: 26th March 1997
Auction Fee: ₹ 3 Lakhs
Handedness: Right

DAREN LIEW

Mixed Doubles

Nationality: Malaysia
World Rank: 27
DOB: 26/03/1997
Auction Fee: ₹ 33 Lakhs
Handedness: Right

KIDAMBI NANDAGOPAL

Doubles

Nationality: Malaysia
World Rank: 63
DOB: 6th August 1987
Auction Fee: ₹ 1 Lakh
Handedness: Right

KIRSTY GILMOUR

Women’s Singles

Nationality: Scotland
World Rank: 26
DOB: 21st September 1993
Auction Fee: ₹ 26 Lakhs
Handedness: Right

Lee Chun Hei REGINALD

Men’s Doubles

Nationality: Hong Kong
World Rank: 25 (XD)
DOB: 25th January 1994
Auction Fee: ₹ 18 Lakhs
Handedness: Right

Sikki Reddy

Mixed Doubles

Nationality: India
World Rank: 21 (XD)
DOB: 18th March 1993
Auction Fee: ₹ 29 Lakhs
Handedness: Left

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

Men’s Doubles

Nationality: Indian
World Rank: 25 (MD)
DOB: 13th August 2000
Auction Fee: ₹ 52 Lakhs

Sourabh Verma

Men’s Singles

Nationality: India
World Rank: 48
DOB: 30th December 1992
Auction Fee: ₹ 16 Lakhs

Vaishnavi Bhale

Women’s Singles

​_​_Nationality: Indian
World Rank: –
DOB: 30th July 1996
Auction Fee: ₹ 1 Lakh

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