Sai Praneeth fails to pass national team selection test –

Badminton News: Badminton B’s best player Sai Praneeth’s hopes of making India’s squad for the next big team event have been dashed after failing in Group 2A on day three of BAI’s selection trials in New Delhi.

Sai Praneeth, ranked 19th in the world, suffered a 21-23, 21-11, 16-21 loss to Kiran George, who won the Odisha Open Super 100 title in January.

Later in the day, Sai Praneeth defeated Ansal Yadav 21-16, 21-9 for a second-best result in Group Stage 2A at KD Jadhav Hall inside the Indira Gandhi Stadium complex.

Trials were held to select teams for the Commonwealth Games, Thomas and Uber Cup and Asian Games.

Depending on the format, only the winners of the four second-round groups will battle for 1st-4th place in a round-robin format, while the runners-up from each group will battle for 5-8 place and third place. the players. will target 9 to 12 positions.

Praneeth will compete for the next 5th to 8th place.

The Badminton Association of India has handed the direct selection to Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth as they are ranked in the top 15 and HS Prannoy based on their recent performances on the international circuit.

Only one player from the men’s singles will be selected from the Asian Games and Thomas Cup selections.

Kiran, who made the Sudirman Cup and Thomas Cup squad after dominating the tryouts in September last year, is hoping to be selected again as he continues his unbeaten streak on day three. .

Hailing from Prakash Padukone’s academy, George beat national champion Sourabh Varma 21-15 23-21 in the second match of Group Stage 2A to emerge victorious.

George will now compete with Sameer Verma (2D stage winner), Haryana’s Ravi (2C stage winner) and Priyanshu Rajawat (2B stage winner) for ranks 1-4.

Former world number 11 Sameer Verma, who is recovering from a calf injury, beat Raghu M 21-12 and 21-11 but lost to Maisnam Meiraba 21-15, 19-21 and 11-21 in the third and last game.

Sameer is equal to Mithun Manjunath with two wins and one loss, but managed to qualify based on the difference between wins and losses.

Same with Priyanshu who emerged as the group winner after finishing with two wins and one loss as Kartikey Gulshan Kumar in Stage 2B.

On the other hand, Ravi beat Alap Mishra and Arjun Rehani to emerge group winners of stage 2C.

In the women’s singles, Aakarshi Kashyap, Ashmita Chaliha, Aditi Bhatt and Unnati Hooda each emerged victorious in Stage 2A, Stage 2B, Stage 2C and Stage 2D and will compete for positions 1 through 4.

In women’s singles, two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has immediately secured a world No. 7 berth and another player will be selected for the CWG team, while three berths are up for grabs for the Uber Cup and Asian Games.

Malvika Bansod, who beat Saina Nehwal at the Indian Open, was also out of contention following her loss to Ashmita and will now be in contention for places 5-8.

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