After a successful campaign in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, Indian badminton players, including Lakshya Sen, would be keen to continue their stellar run at the World Cup. BWF World Championship 2022 Which is starting from 22 August in Tokyo. Former World No. 1 Saina Nehwal will return to the court after being ruled out of the Commonwealth Games. The London Olympics bronze medalist, who is currently ranked 28, will take on Jong Kang’s Cheung Ngan Yi in her opener and could take on world number 6 Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the second round itself.
Malvika Bansod is the third Indian in the women’s singles draw and started her campaign against world number 21 Rekha Kristofferson of Denmark. Among men, India’s Kidambi Srikanth (ranked 13th), Lakshya Sen (ranked 10th) and HS Prannoy (18th) are in equal parts of the draw and only one of them can make it to the semi-finals. The target will be on the men’s singles gold medal winning target in Birmingham this week. He also had a bye in the first round for the Tokyo World Championships.
Srikanth and Lakshya won silver and bronze medals respectively in the final edition of the World Championships in Spain. World number 5 Li Ji Jia of Malaysia and world number 2 Kento Momota of Japan will be the biggest threat to Indian men. A report in Olympic.com said Bi Sai Praneeth is also part of the touring party, but his first tough assignment is against Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tien Chen, who is the world number four.
Birmingham 2022 gold medalists Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will lead the Indian team in men’s doubles. Indian pair Manu Attri/B Sumeeth Reddy, Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala and MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila are also in the fray. On the other hand, Tresa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand and Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy will be India’s best hopes in the women’s doubles, where Pooja Dandu/Sanjana Santosh and Ashwini Bhat’s/Shikha Gautam will also try to impress.
In the mixed doubles category, two Indian pairs Ishaan Bhatnagar/Tanisha Crasto and Venkat Gaurav Prasad/Juhi Devangan will play. In all, a total of 27 shuttlers will be part of the Indian contingent in Japan. Indian shuttlers have ensured 12 podium finishes at the World Badminton Championships, but Sindhu’s gold medal in women’s singles in 2019 is the only gold in the lot.
PV Sindhu pulled out
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Saturday withdrew from the upcoming World Championships due to a stress fracture injury in her left leg. Giving an update about his fitness on social media, the two-time Olympic medalist confirmed that he suffered an injury during the quarter-finals of the recently concluded 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
“While I am on the cusp of winning a Commonwealth Games gold medal for India, unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the World Championships. I felt pain and feared injury in the Commonwealth Games quarterfinals, but along with my coach, physio And with the help of the trainer, I decided to move as far as I could.” “The pain was unbearable during and after the final. So I ran for an MRI as soon as I came back to Hyderabad. The doctors confirmed a stress fracture in my left leg and advised rest for a few weeks,” she said. World No 7 Sindhu is expected to recover soon. “I should go back to training in a few weeks,” she said.
Live Streaming Details
What time will the BWF World Championship 2022 start?
The BWF World Championships 2022 will begin on 22nd August at 7:30 AM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the BWF World Championship 2022?
BWF World Championship 2022 will be telecast in India on DD Sports & Sports18 channel.
How can I watch live streaming of BWF World Championship 2022?
The BWF World Championship 2022 will be streamed live on the VOOT Select app and website.
Round of 64 – August 22, 23
Round of 32 – August 23, 24
Round of 16 – August 25
Quarter Finals – 26 August
Semifinals – August 27
Final – August 28
Men’s Singles (Round of 64)
Sai Praneeth vs Chou Tien-chen
Kidambi Srikanth vs Nat Nguyen
Lakshya Sen vs Hans-Kristian Solberg Wittingus
HS Prannoy vs Luka Raber
Women’s Singles (Round of 64)
Malvika Bansod vs Line Christophersen
Saina Nehwal vs Cheung Ngan Yi
Men’s doubles (round of 64)
MR Arjun / Dhruv Kapila vs Supak Jomkoh / Kittinupung Kedrene
Manu Attri / B Sumeeth Reddy vs Hiroki Okamura / Masayuki Onodera
Krishna Prasad Garaga / Vishnuvardhan Gaur Panjala vs Fabian Delru / William Villager 2nd Round
32. round of
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty vs TBD (Solis Jonathan / Annibal Maroquin or Jonathan Curtin / Dylan Soedjasa)
Women’s Singles (Round of 64)
Pooja Dandu / Sanjana Santosh vs Ines Lucia Castillo Salazar / Paula La Torre Legal
Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy vs Aminath Nabiha Abdul Razzaq / Fahimath Nabaha Abdul Razzaq
Treesa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand vs. Lo Yen Yuan / Valerie Siov
Mixed doubles (round of 64)
Venkat Gaurav Prasad / Juhi Dewangan vs Gregory Mairs / Jenny Moore
Ishaan Bhatnagar / Tanisha Crasto vs Patrick Scheel / Franziska Volkmann