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Srikanth loses, doubles pair win, India 1-1 China

Thomas Cup LIVE: India vs China - Kidambi Srikanth loses to Shi Yu Qi, India trail 0-1 to China in Group C match, Follow LIVE Updates
Thomas Cup LIVE: India vs China – Kidambi Srikanth loses to Shi Yu Qi, India trail 0-1 to China in Group C match, Follow LIVE Updates

Thomas Cup LIVE: India face World No 1 China – India’s best bet against China, Kidambi Srikanth, former World No 1, lost to Shi Yu Qi 12-21, 16-21 in the opening match. However, India’s doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty brought India back into the game with a 21-14, 21-14 win over China’s He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong. The win levelled the scoreline it 1-1.

After blanking Tahiti 5-0 in a Group C match, Srikanth Kidambi & Co are set to face their nemesis in World No 1 China on Thursday. India will miss B Sai Praneeth who featured in the Sudirman Cup and the onus will be on Srikanth to pull off a win against World No 10 Shi Yu Qi while Sameer Verma will be up against Lu Guang Zu, World No 27.

Thomas Cup LIVE: Rankireddy-Shetty doubles pair wins to level scores with China after Kidambi Srikanth’s defeat, Follow LIVE Updates

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However, in two doubles matches, the Indian team of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty face an uphill task against the Chinese pair of He Ji Ting/ Zhou Hao Dong. While China hasn’t sent their strongest team in the Thomas Cup, the pair is very much capable of beating the Indian duo.

Thomas Cup LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth loses to Shi Yu Qi, India trail 0-1 to China, Follow LIVE Updates

Earlier in the tournament

Men’s singles

Sai Praneeth defeated Louis Beaubois 21-5, 21-6 in the men’s singles against Louis Beaubois. Sameer Verma followed Sai Praneeth to defeat Remi Rossi 21-12, 21-12.

Men’s doubles

The men’s doubles teams were outstanding as well as the pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala defeated Tahiti’s Glen Lefoll and Remi Rossi 21-8, 21-7. Similarly, the duo of Satwiksairaj Reddy and Chirag Shetty thrashed Elias Maublanc and Heiva Yvonet 21-8, 21-7. In the first match on Tuesday, India went down as Malvika Bansod lost the match 12-21, 9-21 against Kirsty Gilmour. However, India staged a comeback to win the next round as shuttler Aditi Bhatt registered a comprehensive 21-14, 21-8 win over Rachel Sugden.

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Thomas Cup LIVE: Kidambi Srikanth loses to Shi Yu Qi, India trail 0-1 to China, Follow LIVE Updates

 

In the third match, the doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda put up another impressive performance to grab a 21-11, 21-8 win over the Scotland pair. Riding on the confidence, Tasnim Mir clinched the fourth match in straight sets as she defeated Lauren Middleton 21-15, 21-6 to seal India’s win. On Sunday, India defeated the team from Spain by 3-2 in their opening Group B encounter.

Men’s singles

Sai Praneeth defeated Louis Beaubois 21-5, 21-6 in the men’s singles against Louis Beaubois. Sameer Verma followed Sai Praneeth to defeat Remi Rossi 21-12, 21-12.

Men’s doubles

The men’s doubles teams were outstanding as well as the pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud Panjala defeated Tahiti’s Glen Lefoll and Remi Rossi 21-8, 21-7. Similarly, the duo of Satwiksairaj Reddy and Chirag Shetty thrashed Elias Maublanc and Heiva Yvonet 21-8, 21-7.

In the first match on Tuesday, India went down as Malvika Bansod lost the match 12-21, 9-21 against Kirsty Gilmour. However, India staged a comeback to win the next round as shuttler Aditi Bhatt registered a comprehensive 21-14, 21-8 win over Rachel Sugden.

Also Read: Thomas & Uber Cup: Wonderful performance by India men’s team thrash Netherlands 5-0, women’s beat Spain 3-2

India vs China Today’s clash

Men’s Singles: Kidambi Srikanth vs Shi Yu Qi

Men’s Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/ Chirag Shetty vs He Ji Ting/ Zhou Hao Dong

Men’s Singles: Sameer Verma vs Lu Guang Zu

Men’s Doubles: MR Arjun/ Dhruv Kapila vs Liu Cheng/ Wang Yi Lyu

Men’s singles: Kiran George vs Li Shi Feng

Thomas Cup Finals Live: Schedule

  • Thursday, October 14 – India vs China – 12:00 PM IST onwards

Uber Cup

  • Thursday, October 14 – India vs Japan– 01:30 PM IST onwards

Thomas & Uber Cup Finals Live Telecast

The Thomas and Uber Cup 2020 will be telecast live on the Star Sports 3 TV channel in India. Thomas and Uber Cup 2020 live streaming will be available on the Disney+Hotstar website and app.

Indian team 

Thomas Cup: B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Kiran George, Sameer Verma, Dhruv Kapila, M.R. Arjun, Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan.

Uber Cup: Saina Nehwal, Malvika Bansod, Aditi Bhatt, Tanisha Crasto, Treesa Jolly, Tasnim Mir, Rutuparna Panda, Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Gayatri Gopichand.



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