PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen Lead India's Quest For Medal At Thomas, Uber Cup Final

By H.JanGra May 07, 2022

Focus will be on double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and World Championships bronze winner Lakshya Sen 

As the Indian badminton contingent resumes its quest for a medal at the Thomas and Uber Cup Final beginning on Sunday

No Indian men's team has ever won a medal in the Thomas Cup, having failed to reach the semifinal even once

But the women had two semifinal finishes in successive editions of the Uber Cup to clinch two bronze medals in 2014 and 2016

Last year, both the men's and women's teams signed off their campaigns at the quarterfinal stage.

This time, India boasts of a strong men's team comprising world number 9 Sen, world number 11 Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy, ranked 23rd in the world, in singles.

The doubles will be led by world number 9 pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, while the combination of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila

And that of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala are also part of the team.

Defending champion Indonesia are the most successful team in the Thomas Cup with 14 men's titles, while China has 15 Uber Cup crowns in their kitty.