September 25, 2023

PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen lead India’s quest for medal at Thomas and Uber Cup Final

Spotlight will be on twofold Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and World Championships bronze victor Lakshya Sen as the Indian badminton contingent continues its journey for a decoration at the Thomas and Uber Cup Final start here on Sunday.

No Indian men’s group has at any point won an award in the Thomas Cup, having neglected to arrive at the elimination round even once.

In any case, the ladies had two elimination round wraps up in progressive versions of the Uber Cup to secure two bronze awards in 2014 and 2016.

Last year, both the people’s groups closed down their missions at the quarterfinal stage.This time, India gloats of a tough men’s group involving world number 9 Sen, world number 11 Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy, positioned 23rd on the planet, in singles.

The duplicates will be driven by world number 9 sets of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, while the blend of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, and that of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala are likewise important for the group.

Given a powerful group and a great draw, Indian men will hope to create the brilliant open door consider they open mission against Germany in bunch C which additionally contains Chinese Taipei and Canada.

The ladies’ group, nonetheless, was left drained following the withdrawals of the accomplished copies sets of N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and quick rising Gayatri Gopichand.

Both Sikki and Gayatri are nursing wounds and have been exhorted rest.In their nonattendance, the onus will be on the shoulders of impending pairs players like Tanisha Crasto, Shruti Mishra, Simran Singhi, Ritika Thaker and Treesa Jolly. In the ladies’ singles, world number 7 Sindhu should do the hard work as the other two singles players Aakarshi Kashyap and youthful Unnati Hooda need insight yet will hope to create a decent show. They had come to the crew following a thorough choice preliminary.

For certain vital participants missing, it will be extreme for the ladies’ group to move beyond bunch D individuals South Korea, Canada and United States and win an award.

As indicated by the arrangement, a sum of 16 groups have been brought into four gatherings of four with the main two groups progressing to the knockout stage.

Of all the gathering C individuals, Indian men will confront the hardest rivalry from Chinese Taipei, who gloats of world number 4 Chou Tien Chen, other than the world number 3 copies matching of Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin.

For ladies, Korea will be an extreme contender, bragging world number 4 A Seyoung, world number 19 Kim Gaeun and world number 46 Sim Yujin, while Michelle Li is the top player for Canada, who could end up being an interesting client.

Reigning champ Indonesia are the best group in the Thomas Cup with 14 men’s titles, while China has 15 Uber Cup crowns in their kitty.

“We have the most obvious opportunity to win Thomas Cup this time. We have three good singles and one copies pair at standard with the best and we simply need to ensure that they are completely siphoned up, every one of them are fit for beating the best,” previous India mentor Vimal Kumar told PTI.

“I can comprehend, it is challenging for the ladies’ group yet the men’s group has a decent opportunity.”

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