Bhopal Badshahs


Bhopal Badshahs (BB) was hockey team from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh that competes in the World Series Hockey championship. The captain of the team is Sameer Dad, part of the Indian National Hockey Team. Bhopal Badshahs was coached by Vasudevan Bhaskaran, who led the Indian hockey team to victory in the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Badshahs defeated Chandigarh Comets in the inaugural match of 2012 World Series Hockey 4-3.[1] Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal is the home ground of Bhopal Badshahs.

Bhopal Badshahs
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Full nameBhopal Badshahs
Nickname(s)Badshahs
Founded2012
Dissolved2013
Home groundAishbagh Stadium, Bhopal
(Capacity 10,000)
OwnerDainik Bhaskar
CoachIndia Vasudevan Bhaskaran
WebsiteOfficial Facebook Page
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Sponsors and partnersEdit

Dainik Bhaskar was the global partner for Bhopal Badshahs.[2][3]

Team compositionEdit

The team was captained by Sameer Dad with Vasudevan Bhaskaran as coach. Initially the team was to be led by Sardara Singh but he opted not to play in the tournament as a result of his selection in the national team to play in London Olympics.[4]

Player Nationality Goals
Goal Keepers
Baljeet Singh   India -
Harmanpreet Singh Jr.   India -
Strikers
Armaan Qureshi   India
Ganendrajit Ningombam   India
Geowynne Kyle Gamiet   South Africa 1
Lalit Kumar Upadhyay   India 3
N. Senthil Kumar   India
Sameer Dad (Captain)   India 4
Shivendra Singh   India
Tushar Khandekar   India
Affan Yousuf   India 5
Mid Fielders
Waseem Ahmad   Pakistan 4
Alfonso Pombo   Spain
Casey Henwood   New Zealand 3
A.B. Cheeyanna   India 1
Azam Baig   India
C. Alemada Bopaiah   India
David Seddon   England
Girish Ravaji Pimpale   India
Harmanpreet Singh Sr.   India
Karan Laxman Bhaskaran   India 7
Mohammad Sahir   India
Rajesh Kumar   India
Ranjit Singh   India
Sardara Singh   India
Defenders
Ajay Kumar   India
Andrew Eversden   England
Baljinder Singh   India
Cariappa A.D.   India
Ganendrajit Ningombam   India
Harbir Singh   India
Kangujam Suresh Singh   India
Mudassar Ali Khan   Pakistan 1
Raghunath V.R.   India
Shailendra Singh Bundela   India 3

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PerformanceEdit

Performance summary
Season Matches Won Drawn Lost Win%
2012 14 5 2 7 41.67%
Performance Details
Goals For 32 (2.29 per match)
Goals Against 37 (2.64 per match)
Most Goals   Karan Laxman Bhaskaran (7 goals)
Current Position: 10th
Performance by Oppositions
Opposition Matches Won Drawn Lost For Against Win%
Chandigarh Comets 2 1 1 0 8 7 100.00%
Chennai Cheetahs 2 1 0 1 4 5 50.00%
Delhi Wizards 2 1 0 1 3 4 50.00%
Karnataka Lions 2 1 0 1 5 6 50.00%
Mumbai Marines 2 1 0 1 2 2 50.00%
Pune Strykers 2 0 1 1 5 6 0.00%
Sher-e-Punjab 2 0 0 2 5 7 0.00%

Fixtures and ResultsEdit

2012Edit

No. Date Score Opponent Venue Report
1 29 February 4 - 3 Chandigarh Comets Chandigarh Match 1
2 2 March 0 - 1 Mumbai Marines Mumbai Match 5
3 5 March 3 - 1 Karnataka Lions Bangalore Match 11
4 7 March 1 - 1 Pune Strykers Pune Match 16
5 9 March 2 - 1 Delhi Wizards Bhopal Match 20
6 10 March 2 - 3 Sher-e-Punjab Bhopal Match 22
7 12 March 3 - 1 Chennai Cheetahs Bhopal Match 26
8 15 March 1 - 3 Delhi Wizards Delhi Match 30
9 17 March 3 - 4 Sher-e-Punjab Jalandhar Match 33
10 20 March 1 - 4 Chennai Cheetahs Chennai Match 38
11 24 March 4 - 4 Chandigarh Comets Bhopal Match 43
12 25 March 2 - 1 Mumbai Marines Bhopal Match 46
13 27 March 2 - 5 Karnataka Lions Bhopal Match 50
14 29 March 4 - 5 Pune Strykers Bhopal Match 54
Position in League Phase: 7th
Failed to qualify for semi-finals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WSH: Bhopal Badshahs down Chandigarh Comets in opener". The Times of India. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Dainik Bhaskar to partner Bhopal Badshahs in WSH". dailybhaskar.com. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Dainik Bhaskar, World Series Hockey in strategic partnership". DNAIndia.com. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Star players unlikely to take part in World Series Hockey". NDTV. 28 February 2012. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 3 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Bhopal Badshahs". World Series Hockey. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 February 2012.

See alsoEdit

World Series Hockey