Top shuttlers will battle it out at Yonex All England 2022 which is the world’s most oldest badminton tournament the 114th edition will kick start from 16 March 2022 in Birmingham, England. India will heavily rely on Lakshya Sen who has climbed up the ladder and can be termed as the most “better” India’s men’s singles player in the recent time. He recently lost in the finals of German Open Super 300 tournament but in his pursuit to the finals, he put up a fighting effort to take down reigning world number one and Olympic champion Victor Axelsen of Denmark in the semi finals.
Sen will face countryman Sourabh Verma in the first round while former world championship bronze medallist Sai Praneeth will face an uphill task against world no.1 Axelsen. Returning from injury will be the likes of Sameer Verma, whose career has been halted by injuries and he will start his campaign against Mark Caljouw of Netherlands.
2014 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap will be up against fast and furious Anthony Sinsuka Ginting of Indonesia whereas Kidambi Srikanth will be up against fourth seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei. In-form HS Prannoy will be up against Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand who recently pipped Lakshya Sen to win the German Open 2022.
PV Sindhu didn’t had a great last week as she was pipped by a lower ranked Zhang Yi Man of China in the second round of German Open and the two times Olympic medallist will be up against Wang Zhi Yi of China. Saina Nehwal will be up against Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in the first round clash.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will be the biggest hope in the men’s doubles category as the fifth seeds will start their campaign against Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall of Scotland. Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala who recently broke in the top 50 will be up against Mark Lamsfuss and Marvin Seidel of Germany. Rising pair of Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun will face an uphill task against “daddies”- Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan of Indonesia.
In the women’s discipline Ashwini Ponappa and Sikko Reddy will be pitted against Japanese pairing of Rin Iwanaga and Kie Nakanishi of Japan. Srivedya Gurazada alongside her American partner Ishika Jaiswal will be up against Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai of Canada.
After the retirement of Pranaav Jerry Chopra, India has failed to field a strong mixed doubles pairing and the campaign will be lead by Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan as they will face Hoo Pong Ron and Cheah Yee See of Malaysia. Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto will face an uphill task against fifth seed Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia.
Where to watch live stream
The action will be live streamed in India on Voot select application which has a subscription for 299 rupees for 1 year and 149 rupees for 1 month.