India is less favourite.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA — Thomas Indonesia team participate in the best party ever Thomas Cup 2022. The Red and White team will be challenged by India in a match to be played on Sunday (5/15/2022) at 1:00 PM WIB at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand.
India’s qualification for the final game is not just a surprise. But also history. Because it is the first time that India has qualified for the final of the most prestigious men’s team tournament since 1949.
India is less favourite. In the preliminary round, they won 5-0 each against Germany and Canada. But lost 2-3 against Taiwan.
As runners-up in Group C and facing the winners of Group D, Malaysia in the quarter-finals. Lakhsya Sen and her colleagues managed to defeat Malaysia 3-2 to advance to the semi-finals. In addition, Denmark, also beaten 3-2, qualified for the final.
Meanwhile, Indonesia have not been defeated since the group stage. Each won 5-0 against Singapore and Thailand. Then in the fight for the winner of Group A, they won 3-2 against Korea. In the quarter-finals they won 3-0 against China and in the semi-finals against Japan 3-2.
Against India, the Thomas Indonesia team fielded the best formation. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting went down again in the first single. He will face Lakshya Sen.
The second part of the Mohamad Ahsan/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo pair is also trusting again. This PB Djarum duo will meet Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty.
Jonathan will go down in the third party. Here is the composition of the Thomas Indonesia VS India team:
1. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting vs. Laksya Sen
2. Mohammad Ahsan/Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo vs. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty
3. Jonathan Christie vs. Srikanth Kidambi
4. Fajar Alfian Muhammad Rian Ardianto VS M. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila
5. Shesar Hiren Rhustavito VS HS Prannoy