India move down combating 2-3 vs Singapore in Asia Badminton Mixed Team Championships
HS Prannoy and men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran positioned up super performances. Still, they couldn’t stop Singapore from ekeing out a slender 3-2 win over India, a collection B match of the Asia Mixed Team Championships right here Wednesday. India didn’t have a great beginning to the five-fit tie as blended doubles pair of MR Arjun. Rutaparna Panda lost 16-21 thirteen-21 to Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han inside the opening healthy. However, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy added India returned in the contest, securing a 21-8, 12-21, 21-17 win over Thailand Masters champion Kean Yew Loh in the men’s singles. After Prannoy leveled the tie, Arjun and Shlok put India beforehand with a sturdy 21-16, 21-18 victory over Loh Kean Hean and Chrisnanta.
The onus to wrap up the relationship then fall at the younger shoulders of Assamese wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha. The National Championships bronze medallist fought bravely before taking place 21-17, 12-21, 16-21 to World No. 32 Yeo Jia Min in a thrilling women’s singles match. In the final rubber of the tie, the Indian ladies’ doubles pair of Arathi Sara Sunil and Panda put up a display of grit and resolution. Still, it became not enough as Singapore’s Putri Sari Dewi Citra and Lim Ming Hui prevailed 22-24, 21-15, 21-sixteen win in a single hour and nine minutes.
With this loss, India is positioned at the lowest of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore. With a maximum of the top Indian stars, along with Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth, rested in advance of subsequent week’s India Open, the contingent had a tough venture at this match wherein they misplaced inside the region-finals in the previous edition. India’s next take on Chinese Taipei in a have-to-win come upon on Thursday.
India has been drawn along 10-time champions China and Malaysia in the Sudirman Cup blended crew badminton championship to be held in Nanning, China, from May 19 to 26. India had reached the quarterfinals inside the 2011 and 2017 versions, dropping to China both times, and it will once more have a difficult assignment in hand to qualify from Group 1D. Top seeds Japan, searching their first Sudirman Cup identify, are in Group 1A with Thailand and Russia. Indonesia, winners of the first match in 1989, can be wary of Denmark and England in Group 1B. Even as defending champions Korea may also expect a venture from Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong in Group 1C.
The top groups from every sub-group in Group 1 will develop to the quarterfinals and compete for the identity. The different 19 teams from Groups 2, three, and four will compete for standard placings. The draw for the 31 participating teams, divided into four companies based totally on group scores, was carried out in Nanning. Sudirman Cup is a mixed crew badminton championship, with each tie providing all the five codecs.