Top Indian badminton players PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth, who gave last week’s Orleans Masters a miss, will return to action at the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022 to be held at Palma Stadium in Suncheon from Tuesday.
PV Sindhu, who won the Swiss Open last month, is seeded third at the Korea Open. The Indian ace is currently ranked seventh in the badminton world rankings and will be chasing her second Korea Open title after winning it in 2017.
The former world champion and double Olympic medallist will open her campaign against unseeded Lauren Lam of USA in the first round. Upcoming Indian shuttler Malvika Bansod is the other notable Indian player in the women’s singles draw.
Reigning Tokyo Olympics champion Chen Yu Fei of China, meanwhile, is the top seed in women's singles at the BWF Super 500 event.
In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, seeded fifth and sixth, respectively, will be India’s best hopes.
World championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth is drawn against Malaysia’s Liew Daren in his opening match while All-England 2022 finalist Lakshya Sen will take on Korea’s Choi Ji Hoon. HS Prannoy, meanwhile, will be taking on Malaysia's Cheam June Wei.
Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Anthony Ginting from Indonesia is the top seed in the men’s singles.
In the men’s double, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who won the India Open in January, will aim for a second BWF Super 500 title at the Korea Open this year. The pair is seeded third and will take on Korea’s Tae Yang Shin and Wang Chan in the first round.
The women’s doubles features Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy as fourth seeds. The Indian women’s doubles pair will start from the quarter-finals after receiving a bye in the first round.
Meanwhile, Sumeeth Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa will lead India’s charge in mixed doubles. The duo will face Malaysia’s Tan Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jing in their first match.
Where to watch the Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022 live in India?
Live streaming of Korea Open 2022 will be available on BWF’s official YouTube channel. The semi-finals and finals can also be streamed on the Voot platform.
India squad for Korea Open Badminton Championships 2022
Men’s singles: Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, HS Prannoy
Women’s singles: PV Sindhu, Malvika Bansod, Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli
Men’s doubles: Chirag Shetty/Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Krishna Prasad Garaga/Vishnuvardhan Panjala, MR Arjun/Dhruv Kapila, Sumeeth Reddy/Navaneeth Bokka
Women’s doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy
Mixed doubles: Sumeeth Reddy/Ashwini Ponnappa