Sindhu returns from damage as Indian gamers look to shine at Malaysia Open | Badminton Information | Jobs Punch

KUALA LUMPUR: PV Sindhu will face a troublesome take a look at on her return from a five-month damage as India’s high gamers, together with HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen, look to start out the 12 months in a constructive word on the Malaysia Open from Tuesday.
After a profitable 2022, India’s star shuttlers will hope to boost the bar even additional in 2023, when the Olympic qualification season in Paris begins in Could.
With extra rating factors at stake, Indian gamers will be a part of different massive stars like World No.1 Viktor AxelsenMalaysia’s Lee Zii Jia, Akane Yamugachi, Tai Tzu ying as they goal for a great displaying within the USD 1,250,000 Tremendous 1000 match right here.
Double Olympic medalist Sindhu, who’s coming back from an ankle damage, begins her marketing campaign towards former World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain.
Sindhu final performed on the Commonwealth Video games in August and it will likely be an attention-grabbing battle towards Marin, who has gained the final three encounters towards the Indian and likewise boasts a greater 9-5 head-to-head report.
In males’s singles, World No.10 Sen, the one seeded Indian participant, will take part in a spherical of one-upmanship towards compatriot and world no. 8 Prannoy within the opening spherical.
Whereas the previous world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth will open his marketing campaign towards unseeded Kenta Nishimoto of Japan. A victory is more likely to put Srikanth towards the fifth seed Jonatan Christie with the defending champion Axelsen additionally positioned in the identical quarter.
In males’s doubles, World No.5 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who gained the CWG title, India Open and French Open in 2022, will face Choi Sol-gyu and Kim Wan-ho of South Korea within the first spherical.
World championships bronze medalists Satwik and Chirag, seeded seventh, will possible face dwelling favorites Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik within the quarterfinals in the event that they cross the preliminary rounds.
Saina Nehwal, Aakarshi Kashyap and Malvika Bansod are additionally within the ladies’s singles competitors.
Whereas Saina will face unseeded Han Yue of China, Aakarshi will face Hsu Wen-chi of Chinese language Taipei and Malvika will face second seed An Se-young of Korea.
In ladies’s doubles, CWG bronze medalists Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will combat in Hong Kong Yeung Nga Ting and Yeung Pui Lam within the first spherical, whereas Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam will compete towards Thailand Supissara Paewsampran and Putita Supajirakul.
India’s combined doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto will face Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek of the Netherland within the first spherical.

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