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At the Asia Championships, top Indian stars, including PV Sindhu, put on a good show

The 40th release of the lofty mainland contest began on Tuesday with the passing rounds, while the primary draw including every one of the top players will happen just from Wednesday.

Top Indian shuttlers, including twofold Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, will expect to find their mood as they start their mission in the fundamental draw of the Asia Badminton Titles, in Dubai on Wednesday.

The qualifying rounds of the prestigious continental competition, which began on Tuesday, will be followed by the main draw, which will feature all of the top players, on Wednesday.

Given that the majority of India’s top players have struggled to find rhythm and form this season, returning with a medal will be difficult.

India has won 17 medals at ABC so far, with Dinesh Khanna winning the only gold in 1965. To break the title drought, players like Sindhu, Prannoy, and Lakshya will have to really play their hearts out.

On a rebound, preliminary after a long injury lay-off. Sindhu showed some flash when she arrived at the finals of the Madrid Spain Bosses.

The eighth cultivated Indian will expect to find her. ‘A’ game when she starts her mission against Taiwanese Wen Chi-hsu.

In men’s singles, world number nine HS Prannoy has been consistent. He will try to prepare for more significant matches by winning the first round against Phone Pyae Naing of Myanmar.

Kidambi Srikanth, who won a silver medal at the 2021 world championships, will face Adnan Ebrahim of Bahrain.

Previous world number 6 Lakshya Sen has gotten through a troublesome stage in 2023 as his positioning plunged. After a progression of early exits, constraining the Indian to enjoy some time off.

The former world champion from Singapore, Loh Kean Yew, will stand in the way of the Commonwealth Games champion in the first round.

Malvika Bansod will play Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi. The top seed in women’s singles, while Aakarshi Kashyap will play Komang Ayu Cahya Dewi of Indonesia.

In men’s doubles, the Swiss Open Super 300 champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. Those who were seeded sixth will face Tan Kian Meng and Tan Wee Kiong of Malaysia in the first match.

Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun are also involved, as are Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala.

The Commonwealth Games bronze medalists in women’s doubles. Teresa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will compete against Indonesia’s Lanny Tria Mayasari and Ribka Sugiarto. Ashwini Bhat, Shikha Gautam, Haritha Manazhiyil, and Ashna Roy also compete.

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