Thomas Cup 2024 Live Updates: Srikanth completes the deal after Satwik-Chirag wins the three-match thriller; IND 3-0 FR | Badminton news

BWF Thomas & Uber Cup 2024 Live Updates: After beating Thailand in their first match, India will face England in their second match, with a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs.

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Thomas Cup 2024, India vs England Live Updates: India, the reigning world men's team champions, effectively secured a place in the quarter-finals of the 2024 Thomas Cup by beating England on Monday in Chengdu in a Group C encounter.

HS Prannoy returned to winning ways by putting India in the lead, beating Harry Huang in straight games. In the second match, world No. 3 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty once again had to work hard, in what was the toughest mission of this clash against Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. But SatChi won in three games to give India a 2-0 lead. Then, in the absence of Lakshya Sen, Srikanth stepped in to seal the tie for India in straight games.

India vs England, Thomas Cup Match Lineups

MS1: HS Prannoy 21-15, 21-15 Harry Huang
MD1: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty 21-17 19-21 21-15 Ben Lane – Sean Vendy
MS2: Kidambi Srikanth 21-16 21-11 Nadeem Dalvi
MD2: MR Arjun – Dhruv Kapila vs. Rory Easton – Alex Green
MS3: Kiran George vs. Cholan Kayan

India began their Thomas Cup title defense with a 4-1 win over Thailand on Saturday. Current Indian No.1 HS Prannoy lost in the first singles against world champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn. But it was a failure as India's depth showed with thrilling three-match wins for Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Lakshya Sen gave India the lead. Then, the doubles combination of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila sealed India's victory, before Srikanth Kidambi applied the finishing touch.

On Saturday, in the Uber Cup, a young Indian women's team defeated Singapore to qualify for the knockout stages. Read more about it by Shivani Naik here.

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Uber Cup: No Sindhu, no problem as Anmol Kharb and Isharani Baruah helped India beat Singapore and enter the quarters

Uber Anmol Kharb on the left and Isharani Baruah on the right. (Photo BWF/Badminton)

With or without PV Sindhu, Indian women's badminton continues its bold run in international team events. This time, a team with an average age of just over 20, without the top stars, advanced to the quarterfinals of the Uber Cup.

As has been the trend since February, young Anmol Kharb put the calm and finishing touches to a 4-1 victory against Singapore, after beating world 207 Lee Xin Yi Megan. National coach Pullela Gopichand dubbed this performance “the real growth of Indian badminton – it’s second-string success”. (Read more about Shivani Naik)

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First published online on: 29-04-2024 at 06:46 IST

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