Badminton All England 2010: Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson lead home hopes
With England unseeded at the 100th All England, their home Championships, Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson possess the best hopes of success. Telegraph Sport runs the rule over England's tactical play in the men's doubles.
Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson
World ranked No 12
This badminton pair are masters of counter-attacking from defence and have a more varied, free-flowing style of play.
Nottingham's Clark impresses with his incredible reactive retrieving on defence while Robertson, with his awareness and vision of the game, often being a few shots ahead of his opponents.
Both are extremely comfortable whether in attack or defence. Their vast experience accumulated over the years allows them to switch between these styles effortlessly and efficiently.
Have proven on several occasions that on their day they are capable of beating all of the world's best partnerships. Recent winners of the British National Championships in Manchester.
Chris Adcock and Robert Blair
World ranked No 24
An excellent partnership combining both experience and youth, together with left and right-handed players, always difficult to compete against.
Speed, power and agility is the essence of their game with the sheer speed of young Adcock almost breathtaking at times.
Blair, a former world silver medallist in men's doubles in 2006, offers plenty of guile and experience to his young partner.
They have already claimed the scalps of some of the best pairs in the world and now with Blair recovering from some injury worries look set to continue their climb up the world rankings.
Source from Telegraph.co.uk