Badminton: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth to spearhead India’s undertaking at Sudirman Cup


India will discipline a sturdy group for the 2019 Sudirman Cup combined crew championship to be performed in Nanning, China from May 19-26.

Leading the Indian contingent would be world championship silver medallist PV Sindhu, London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and global number eight men’s singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth.

In the remaining version at Gold Coast, Australia, India had reached the quarterfinals and had been seeded eighth in this version. They had been grouped with hosts China and Malaysia in Group D and will want to complete in pinnacle two inside the league degree to attain the knockout degree.


It is worth noting that India had defeated Malaysia in the combined group format to win the Commonwealth Games gold in Gold Coast remaining year and the absence of former global number one Lee Chong Wei need to come as properly information to the Indian contingent.

The 13-member Indian contingent also comprises in shape Sameer Verma and also will see the return of doubles famous person Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who became out of action because of an damage in conjunction with Chirag Shetty.

BAI become pressured to exchange the group after Poorvisha S Ram raised the problem of choice of an injured player. The selection committee, reportedly, did no longer consult the national teach about the fitness tiers of gamers before choosing the squad.

India squad:

Men: Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Verma, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Manu Atri, B Sumeeth Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra

Women: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy, Poorvisha S Ram and J Meghana

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