World Badminton Championships: Srikanth survives scare; Praneeth, Prannoy advance – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Indian shuttlers maintain been off to a fluent originate on the BWF World Championships in Basel on Monday. Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, HS Prannoy and the doubles mix of Jakkampudi Meghana and Poorvisha Ram superior to the second round of this prestigious event.

Srikanth survived a disaster before finding his rhythm against Irish teen Nhat Nguyen 17-21, 21-16, 21-6. Praneeth registered a 21-17, 21-16 victory against Jason Anthony Ho-Shue of Canada, Prannoy recovered after losing the principle game to beat Eetu Heino of Finland 17-21, 21-10, 21-11 and Meghana-Poorvisha had it easy against Gautemala pair of Diano Corleto Soto/Nikte Alenjandro Sotomayor, winning 21-10, 21-18.

The unseeded Indians will face eighth-seeded Eastern Shiho Tanaka/Koharu Yonemoto. Meghana-Poorvisha had misplaced to this pair on the 2018 All England Championships.

Main 14-7 in the principle game, Srikanth without notice misplaced system as he allowed the 19-yr-venerable to compose a comeback and snatch the sport. Within the second game, Srikanth worked no longer easy before gaining maintain watch over at 17-14. Thereafter, the tip ranked Indian dominated the competition. He’ll face World No. 44 Misha Zilberman of Israel in the second round.

Praneeth had an effortless outing against Jason. Despite being ranked 47 rungs in the succor of the World No.19 Indian, Jason played somewhat effectively. “It was once a in point of fact top match… The opponent was once enjoying very top and I’m overjoyed to be on the winning side,” Praneeth told ToI from Basel.

Prannoy struggled against Heino because the no longer easy-hitting Indian surprisingly misplaced the principle game before dominating the World No.93 in the next two. Prannoy will face 5-time world champion Lin Dan of China in the second round.

The Chinese language memoir defeated Tien Minh Nguyen of Hong Kong 16-21, 21-12, 21-12. Prannoy had defeated Lin Dan twice in four conferences.

There maintain been no critical upsets on the principle day as defending champion Kento Momota of Japan and reigning Olympic champion Chen Lengthy of China progressed to the second round. Whereas prime seed Momota demolished Cao Cuong Pham of Hong Kong 21-9, 21-10, third seed Lengthy had it easy against Vladimir Malkov of Russia 21-14, 21-17.

Indian outcomes (Rd I): Males: 16-Sai Praneeth bt Jason Anthony Ho-Shue 21-17, 21-16; HS Prannoy bt Eetu Heino (Fin) 17-21, 21-10, 21-11.

Females’s doubles: Jakkampudi Meghana/Poorvisha S Ram bt Diana Corleto Soto/Nikte Alenjandro Sotomayor (Gua) 21-10, 21-18.

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