File picture of PV Sindhu© AFP
Newly-crowned World champion Loh Kean Yew together with the silver and bronze medallists Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen and the two-time Olympics medallist PV Sindhu would be the high draw at India Open 2022 scheduled from January 11-16 in New Delhi. A USD 400,000 prize cash match is a part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Tremendous 500. Singapore’s Kean Yew, who created historical past in Huelva, Spain just lately by changing into the first-ever unseeded participant within the open period to win the World Championships, will lead the worldwide line-up on the 2022 BWF season opener.
The previous World No. 1 Srikanth has been named the highest seed within the males’s singles class adopted by the 2019 World Championships bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth. Sen, the youngest Indian male shuttler to clinch the World Championships medal, HS Pronnoy, Parupalli Kashyap and Sameer Verma are among the many different Indian members alongside skilled Tommy Sugiarto from Indonesia.
The World No. 7 Sindhu has been given the highest seed in girls’s singles class which incorporates the London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, who lifted the title in 2015 version, alongside different younger Indian shuttlers together with Malvika Bansod, Aakarshi Kashyap and Ashmita Chaliha. Whereas among the many high worldwide taking part names are World No. 12 Busanan Ongbamrungphan of Thailand and Singapore’s Jia Min Yeo.
Nation’s star pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy would be the key attraction within the males’s doubles class. Nonetheless, they’re set to face a stiff competitors because the line-up contains the three-time world champion and World No. 2 Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan alongside one other Indonesian duo of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto, who’re at the moment ranked eighth on this planet.
Within the girls’s doubles, the World No. 9 pair of Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai from Thailand might be among the many high names as Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will lead the Indian problem alongside pair of Gayatri P and Treesa Jolly. The combined doubles competitors may even witness participation of three High-20 pairs.
The eleventh version of the World Tour Tremendous 500 match, which is all set to make a return after a two-year break attributable to COVID-19 pandemic, might be performed on the KD Jadhav Indoor Corridor on the Indira Gandhi Stadium beneath strict COVID protocols and with out spectators.
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