Thomas Cup 2024 Live Updates, India vs Indonesia: Satwik-Chirag in action, Prannoy's superb return gives India 1-0 lead | Badminton news

BWF Thomas & Uber Cup 2024 Live Updates: India take on Indonesia in a rematch of the 2022 final to decide who tops Group C of the Thomas Cup 2024.

Thomas and Uber Cup 2024 Live: Catch all the live updates of the Thomas and Uber Cup 2024 from Chengdu in ChinaThomas and Uber Cup 2024 Live: Satwik-Chirag on the left and HS Prannoy on the right. (DEPOSIT)

Thomas Cup 2024, India vs Indonesia, Group C Live Updates: Defending champions India take on powerhouses Indonesia in a rematch of the 2022 Thomas Cup final to decide who tops Group C in the 2024 edition in Chengdu. Both teams qualified for the quarter-finals after winning their first two matches.

HS Prannoy will lead the charge against Anthony Ginting, followed by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. Lakshya Sen returns to take the second singles spot, meaning Srikanth Kidambi returns for MS3. A change in the 2nd doubles sees Sai Pratheek replacing MR Arjun with his partner Dhruv Kapila.

Group C composition India vs Indonesia

MS1: HS Prannoy vs. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting
MD1: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty vs. Muhammad Shohibul Fikri – Bagas Maulana
MS2: Lakshya Sen vs. Jonathan Christie
MD2: Dhruv Kapila – Sai Pratheek against Leo Rolly Carnando – Daniel Marthin
MS3: Srikanth Kidambi vs. Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo

India's incredible triumph in Bangkok required a leap of faith. Never before had India been seen as potential world champions in a badminton team event, so to make this happen they had to bring themselves to believe it. But now that they know it's possible, the goal in Chengdu at the start of their title defense was to tick small boxes before preparing for tougher challenges. Read more about their campaign so far here.

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Badminton Isharani Baruah is No.83, Anmol Kharb is No.258 and Tanvi Sharma is No.589. Tanvi was also the youngest in the Uber Cup, at 15 years old. (BAI)

There were myriad technical flaws that Isharani Baruah reflected on candidly after being knocked out 21-12, 21-10 by Olympic champion Chen Yufei in the Uber Cup group match. The pace of the rallies she could manage, but Yufei's lengths, her falls, her variations and all the shots going towards the backcourt, greatly impressed the 20-year-old. “And it wasn’t comfortable.” It was hard. I need to improve my shots and my variations,” she said.

Then, wide-eyed, naively, she came to the crux of the only thing she could control: “…and she doesn't make stupid mistakes like me.” He took responsibility after being fielded as the No. 1 singles player and was as realistic as someone thrown in at the deep end could be. (Read more about Shivani Naik)

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First published online on: 05-01-2024 at 2:03 p.m. IST

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