Bengaluru Raptors


Full NameBengaluru Raptors

Founded2013 (as Banga Beats)

GroundShree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

Team Owner(s)Matrix Badminton Teamworks Pvt. Ltd.

Prominent PlayersKidambi Srikanth, B. Sai Praneeth, Hendra Setiawan, Lauren Smith, Marcus Ellis, Mithun Manjunath, Mohammad Ahsan, Sanjana Santosh, Thi Trang Vu, Tien Minh Nguyen


Bengaluru Raptors is a professional badminton team that represents Bengaluru. The team participates in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) held in India.

Raptors have a ten-player squad for the 2018-19 season. The team is being coached by Arvind Bhat.

Past Record

Bengaluru Raptors, previously known as the Banga Beats had a terrible start to the Premier Badminton League, they finished last in the league in 2013.

In the 2016, the team was renamed as Bengaluru Topguns but the result was unfortunately similar to their debut season. They were unable to qualify into the semifinals and were at the bottom of the table.

The 2017 PBL season saw Bengaluru perform slightly better. However, they couldn't manage to qualify into the semis.

The team regrouped in the 2017-18 season and performed exceptionally well. They managed to qualify in the semifinals where they beat Ahmedabad Smash Masters 4-3 to play against Hyderabad Hunters in the finals. Bengaluru couldn't win the competition but showed great progress and improvement.

YearPositionMatches PlayedMatches WonMatches LostTrump Matches WonTrump Matches LostTotal Points
2013Sixth523-- 13

Current Squad

NameCountryWorld RankCategory
Kidambi SrikanthIndia6Men's Singles
B. Sai PraneethIndia26Men's Singles
Hendra SetiawanIndonesia16Doubles
Lauren SmithEngland14Doubles
Marcus EllisEngland29Doubles
Mithun ManjunathIndia94Men's Singles
Mohammad AhsanIndonesia16Doubles
Sanjana SantoshIndia468Doubles
Thi Trang VuVenezuela55Women's Singles
Tien Minh NguyenVenezuela52Men's Singles

2018-19 Premier Badminton League Fixtures

DateMatchVenueTime (IST)
28 DecemberAhmedabad Smash Masters Vs Bengaluru RaptorsGachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad16:00
30 DecemberPune 7 Aces Vs Bengaluru RaptorShree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex, Mahalunge - Balewadi, Pune19:00
2 JanuaryDelhi Dashers Vs bengaluru RaptorThe Arena by SE TransStadia, Ahmedabad19:00
5 JanuaryBengaluru raptors Vs North Eastern WarriorsThe Arena by SE TransStadia, Ahmedabad19:00
8 JanuaryBengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai RocketsKanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru19:00
10 JanuaryBengaluru Raptors Vs Chennai SmashersKanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru19:00
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