New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Rising Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy is excited and all set for the opening clash between his team Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on January 2. “The first day of the league is the most important for any team. It is the early jitters which every player feels but what follows after that is exciting and enthralling,” said the World No.20. 

“With our clash slated against Awadhe Warriors, we are confident to play against B. Sai Praneeth and Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk and hope to seal Day 1 with a win in men’s singles. With the new rules, PBL will turn out to be exciting because each day will be new and on any given day any team can change its fate for the better.” Six franchisees — Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters, Bengaluru Top Guns, Chennai Smashers, Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors — will compete for the top honour from January 2 to 17.

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