Uber Cup 2024 Quarterfinals Live Updates: Isharani, Ashmita Fight; Japan wins draw 3-0 | Badminton news

Uber Cup 2024 Live Score: After finishing second in their group, a young Indian women's team takes on Japan.

Thomas and Uber Cup 2024 Live: Catch all the live updates of the Thomas and Uber Cup 2024 from Chengdu in ChinaUber Cup 2024 Live: India faces Japan in the quarter-finals. (BAI Media)

Uber Cup 2024, India vs Japan, Quarter-final Live: India, led by Ashmita Chaliha, will face multiple winners Japan in a tough quarter-final match of the Uber Cup in Chengdu on Thursday.

Chaliha faces Aya Ohori in the first match, in the absence of Akane Yamaguchi. Isharani Baruah and Tanvi Sharma are the other two singles nominees, with no changes to the doubles lineup. Anmol Kharb does not feature for India after his injury against China on Tuesday.

Uber Cup quarter-finals, India vs Japan line-up

WS1: Aya Ohori 21-10 20-22 21-15 Ashmita Chaliha
WD1: Nami Matsuyama – Chiharu Shida 21-8 21-9 Priya Konjengbam – Shruti Mishra
WS2: Nozomi Okuhara 21-15 21-12 Isharani Baruah

WD2: Rena Miyaura – Ayako Sakuramoto vs Simran Singhi – Ritika Thacker
WS3: Tomoka Miyazaki vs. Tanvi Sharma

On Tuesday, India lost 0-5 against powerhouse China. Isharani Baruah lost to Olympic champion Chen Yufei. In the first doubles tie, national champions Priya Konjengbam and Shruti Mishra then lost to the world no. 1 combination of Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan. Anmol Kharb had to retire injured against Han Yue. Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker lost to Liu Sheng Shu and Tan Ning Tanvi Sharma. 15-year-old Tanvi Sharma impressed in her loss to Wang Zhi Yi. Read more about their match against China here.

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Uber Cup 2024 Live Updates: Check out all the live updates of the Indian women's badminton team taking on Japan in the quarter-finals from Chengdu in China

How big is the gap between China's top-tier women's badminton and India's second-tier?

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. (LEARN MORE)

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First published online on: 05/02/2024 at 06:42 IST

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