Badminton News: 2022 England runners-up, Lakshya Sen believes the Indian men’s team has a chance to go further in the prestigious 2022 Thomas Cup Men’s Tag Team Championships to be held in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Indian team are in Group C with Taiwan, Germany and Canada and they can use their unique player strength to come out on top in the group and avoid the top-seeded team in the quarter-finals.
World number 9 Lakshya Sen will spearhead the team, followed by experienced Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy in men’s singles, while they have world number 9 pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty as their best doubles pair to be able to steal points for the team.
Lakshya Sen, 20, is happy to be back in Bangkok.
“This is my second Thomas Cup. I was in Bangkok four years ago and managed to steal a game from China’s Lin Dan in the group stage as the third singles,” said the Indian player.
India failed to qualify for the group stage in 2014 and Lakshya was not in the squad that reached the quarter-finals at last year’s edition of the Thomas Cup in Aarhus, Australia. Denmark.
“We have a balanced team and I think India are the underdogs of this edition. We have a good chance of reaching the quarter-finals, but we hope to go further.”
As the first single, Sen will face top group stage players such as Chou Tien Chen from Taiwan as well as rising young player from Canada, Brian Yang.
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