Indian shuttlers will eye a glorious day 4 at Badminton world championships which is held in Nanjing, China. HS Prannoy is the only top Indian shuttler who is ousted from the tournament, all other star attraction like PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth are still in the hunt, eyeing their maiden world championships top honour. Stay right here with us as we bring all the updates and scores.
PV Sindhu vs Sung Ji Hyun– Match ended
5:55 PM: PV Sindhu takes the first game 21-14.
6:12 PM: PV Sindhu advances to the quarter final with a dominant 21-14, 21-9 win over the 9th seed Korean.
Sai Praneeth vs Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus– Match ended
5:00 PM: Praneeth take the first game 21-13
5:21 PM: Sai Praneeth takes the second game 21-11. He registers his victory over Vittinhghus in four encounter to advance to the quarter finals.
Kidambi Srikanth(5) vs Daren Liew from 3.30pm– Match ended
4:00 PM: Srikanth looses the first game 21-18 against a lower ranked opponent
4:20 PM: Upset on the card ! Srikanth bow out of the world championships following a 21-18, 21-18 defeat to lower ranked Daren Liew of United States
Saina Nehwal (10) vs Ratchanok Intanon(4)– Match ended
3:25 PM: Saina Nehwal takes the first game 21-16.
3:50 PM: Saina Nehwal advances to the quarter final after winning the second game 21-19. She next faces Carolina Marin
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa vs Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai– Match ended
12:30 PM: Upset! Satwik/Ashwini script of a momentous comeback and take the third game 21-6 to advance to the quarter final.
12:10 PM: Ashwini/Satwik script a comeback, take the second game 21-14. Its all to play in the third and decisive game.
11:50 AM– Satwik/Ashwini lost first game 22-20. Tough luck.
India at pre-quarter finals of Badminton world championships 2018- Schedule
Kidambi Srikanth(5) vs Daren Liew from 3.30pm
What to expect: Considering the rankings, Srikanth looks the clear favourite to eke out a win. Daren has to play out of his skin to beat the Indian.
B. Sai Praneeth vs Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus from around 3 pm
What to expect: Vittinghus has enjoyed a 3-0 lead in head to head battles over Praneeth. The Indian will have to go all out to change the history books.
Ratchanok Intanon(4) vs Saina Nehwal(10) not before 1.10 pm
What to expect: Saina has won 9 matches in the head to head battle while Intanon has just won 5. It will be a tough battle alltogether
PV Sindhu(3) vs Sung Ji Hyun(9) from 3.45pm
What to expect: Sindhu edges 7-5 in the head to head battles but this rivalry has been a fierce one in the women’s singles category. Expect the match to go down to the wire.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponappa vs Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai(7) at 11:20 am
What can you expect: The Malaysian pair is the higher ranked amongst the two. Satwik and Ashwini have to create an upset if they are to progress to the next round.