Top Indian shuttlers are in action on Wednesday as the round of 32 of Badminton Asia Championships 2024 begins at the Ningbo Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in the People’s Republic of China. 

The withdrawal of defending men’s doubles champions Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty throws the spotlight on India’s singles players.

Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu will be India’s main hope. While she’s shown signs of regaining form, she’s not quite at her peak performance yet.

In the men’s singles category, Lakshya Sen’s recent strong finishes at the French Open and All England Championships are a positive sign.

HS Prannoy and Kidambi Srikanth, India’s other experienced campaigners, will also be competing in men’s singles.

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On the women’s doubles side, Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa, who are currently leading the Olympic qualification race, will face an Indonesian challenge. Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will also be in action against a Chinese pair.

With Satwik and Chirag out, the responsibility of leading India’s charge in men’s doubles falls on the duo of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila. Sai Pratheek K and Krishna Prasad Garaga will also be competing.

Here are the results of Indian shuttlers:

Women’s Singles

P.V. Sindhu beat Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia 18-21, 14-21, 19-21

Aakarshi Kashyap lost to Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan 10-21, 11-21

Malvika Bansod lost to Sim Yu Jin of Korea 18-21, 19-21

Men’s Singles

H.S. Prannoy beat Lu Guang Zu of China 17-21, 23-21, 23-21

Priyanshu Rajawat lost to Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia 9-21, 13-21

Lakshya Sen lost to Shi Yu Qi of China 19-21, 15-21

Kidambi Srikanth lost Anthony Ginting of Indonesia 14-21, 13-21

Men’s Doubles

Krishna Prasad Garaga/K. Sai Pratheek lost to Liang Wei Keng/Wang Chang of China 14-21, 17-21

M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila lost to Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi of China 21-23, 21-19, 24-26

Hariharan Amsakarunan/Ruban Kumar lost to Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik of Malaysia 15-21, 14-21

Women’s Doubles

Ashwini Ponnappa/Tanisha Crasto got walkover from Febriana Kusuma/Amallia Pratiwi of Indonesia

Treesa Jolly/Gayatri Gopichand lost to Liu Sheng Shu/Tan Ning of China 2-21, 11-21

Rutaparna Panda/Swetaparna Panda lost to Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu of China 8-21, 13-21

Simran Singhi/Ritika Thaker lost to Baek Ha Na/Lee So Hee of Korea 5-21, 7-21

Mixed Doubles

Sathish Kumar Karunakaran/Aadya Variyath lost to Lee Chun Hei Reginald/Ng Tsz Yau of Hong Kong 12-21, 13-21

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