The World Badminton Championship (BWF) will begin its series of actions from Sunday, August 21 till next Sunday, August 28 hosted by Tokyo, Japan. There are notable players that will participate in one of the most prestigious events in badminton – but some notable stars including a gold medal winner PV Sindhu in the recent Commonwealth Games which caused her stress fracture injury causing withdrawal of her participation in the BWF World Championship. After the Indian badminton superstar withdrew from the tournament, her coach, Park Tae-Sang announced in his social media that he will be leaving for Korea to get treatment for his back injury that he gained on the recent Commonwealth games. For more updates on sports badminton news click here!
Despite of that announcement, it will not stop the Indian squads for their quest to dominate the world badminton scene – as they will banner their other superstar shuttlers who made recent marks last Commonwealth Games with the likes of Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, and HS Prannoy included in the 27 players for India. Catch updates and badminton livescore here!
Indian team will put into a test as they will be having rough first and second round
Since the Indian star PV Sindhu withdraw from the tournament, the fate of India’s badminton dominance will put into a rough test as they will face tougher opponents as early as first and second round.
In the women’s singles, the veteran Saina Nehwal will have an early tough mission by facing the former World Champion Nozomi Okuhara possibly in the second round. The 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist Ozomi Okuhara is consider as a heavyweight in badminton as she won multiple prestigious tournaments including the All England Open in 2016 and the Australian Open title in 2017. For veteran Saina Nehwal, this tournament will be the rough path to greatness as she will prove her prowess. She also won bronze in the 2012 London Olympics. So the matchup of Saina and Nozomi is a must-watch.
On the other hand, in the men’s single the current world number 10 Lakshya Sen is drawn in the same half with his fellow indian shuttler Srikanth and Prannoy. With that scenario, only one of them could make it to the next round (semifinal). Though, for Indian fans, the matchup between their own players will be also a must-watch as players like Lakshya (the 2022 CWG Gold medalist) vying for the title with Srikanth coming from behind wanting to end his 2022 drought record.
The Brightside of Indian team is on the men’s double as their representatives in the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will face lighter opponents as they will have no matches over other powerhouse names in the tournament.
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