Sudirman Cup: India lose 0-5 against China, out of contention for quarter-finals



Contending without its headliners, the Indian badminton crew’s opportunities to fit the bill for the knockout phase of the Sudirman Cup finished in the wake of experiencing a substantial 0-5 loss against considerable China here on Monday.

It was India’s second continuous loss subsequent to losing the Group An opener to Thailand and presently the last match against Finland on Wednesday has been delivered irrelevant.

Facing 11-time champions China, the possibilities were consistently thin for the new-look Indian group however the way that the players couldn’t dominate a solitary match thinks about ineffectively the seat strength in Indian badminton.

The shortfall of twofold Olympic medallist P V Sindhu, London Games bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and men’s duplicates pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy additionally hurt India’s possibility as the group cut a sorry figure at the group competition.

Beginning the procedures, men’s duplicates pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapil set up a battle against Liu Cheng and Zhou Hao Dong prior to going down 20-22 17-21.

Youthful Aditi Bhatt then, at that point, tried her abilities against Olympic top dog Chen Yu Fei, who expectedly indented up a simple 21-9 21-8 success to put China ahead 2-0.

World No. 15 B Sai Praneeth then, at that point, took the court against previous All England Champion Shi Yuqi in men’s singles yet it turned out be an uneven issue as he went down 10-21 10-21 as China fixed the challenge by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead.

In the last two immaterial matches of the tie, Commonweath Games bronze medallist Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki reddy lost 16-21 13-21 to Chinese world number 15 Zheng Yu and Li Wen Mei, while Du Yue and Feng Yan Zhe beat scratch pair of Kidambi Srikanth and Rutaparna Panda 9-21 9-21 in the blended copies match.

In men’s singles, Praneeth endured his fifth loss to Shi Yuqi, who was plainly the better player on court as he pained the Indian with his wild speed and showed strong protection.

Shi Yuqi, as of now positioned tenth, played a high speed game and over and over cut down the van at easing up speed to trick the Indian, who was left to do the get up to speed act.

Shi Yuqi, who was playing subsequent to recuperating from a physical issue, examined extraordinary touch as he safeguarded well and played some magnificent shots.

Praneeth slacked 4-11 in the primary break and afterward arrived at 15-4 preceding fixing the initial game in a short time.

Praneeth attempted to move forward his speed yet he was excessively whimsical. The Chinese kept on controlling the net and delivered victors to again lead 11-4 at the stretch.

The pair played some high speed mobilizes however Praneeth just couldn’t figure out how to infiltrate the safeguard of Shi Yuqi.