Lakshya-Srikant starrer Indian team favorites

Thomas Cup 2022: India have named a strong men’s team for the Thomas Cup 2022 and with strength in all divisions, the team comprising Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikkanth, Sattvikraj Ranki Reddy and Chirag Shetty is likely to advance to the quarter-finals. India will face Germany in their first Group C match of the Thomas Cup starting on Sunday (May 7). Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates.

Thomas Cup 2022: Lakshya-Srikanth starrer Indian men’s badminton team favorites to win Thomas Cup

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Thomas Cup 2022: Lakshya-Srikanth starrer Indian men’s badminton team favorites to win Thomas Cup

Indian men’s team for Thomas Cup:

Single team

  • Lakshya Sen.
  • Kidambi Srikanth
  • HS romance
  • Priyanshu Rajawat

Double team

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty
  • MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila
  • Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhana Gaur Panjala.

Thomas Cup 2022: Lakshya-Srikanth starrer Indian men’s badminton team favorites to win Thomas Cup

Thomas Cup 2022: Lakshya-Srikanth starrer Indian men's badminton team favorites to win Thomas Cup

The men’s team consists of 2021 World Championships silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth, bronze medalist Lakshya Sen and 2021 Swiss Open finalist HS Pranoy. Top doubles players including MR Arjun, Dhruv Kapila, Krishna Prasad Garaga, and Vishnuvardhan Gaur Panjala were led by Satviksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Sethi in doubles.

Srikanth, the romance and chirag-sattvik pair have quality and experience, while the 20-year-old target has the energy and ability to handle stress. With these qualities they can win three points against any team in the competition. India reached the semifinals in 1952, 1955 and 1979 and this year, the team has a golden opportunity to improve that performance.

Thomas Cup 2022: Strong Indian men's badminton team enters as one of the favorites, is expected to go a long way in Thomas Cup 2022

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Along with Chinese Taipei, Germany and Canada, India has found itself in Group C. Chinese Taipei also plays a strong squad with Chou Tien Chen and Wang Xu Wei singles and Li Yang / Wang Chi-Lin and doubles Lu Ching Yao / Yang Po Han. The Chinese Taipei-India group match could be a rivalry and an indicator of their future destiny.

Thomas Cup 2022: Strong Indian men’s badminton team enters as one of the favorites, is expected to go a long way in Thomas Cup 2022

In singles, Canada’s top player is Brian Young who has been in good form for the last few months. Their doubles also includes Jason Anthony Ho-shu and Nile Yakura, who could pose a challenge to India. India are irresistible favorites against Germany. The duo of Mark Lamphus and Marvin Siddle have won the recent European Championships and their matchup with the Chirag-Satvik duo could be the match of the tournament.

India are expected to easily advance to the quarter-finals and perform much better than in the last edition, where they lost in the quarter-finals.

The Indian men’s team will start their campaign against Germany on May 8. On May 9, they will face Canada and on May 11, they will face Chinese Taipei.

India’s Thomas Cup Squad – Singles: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Pranoy, and Priyanshu Rajawat. Doubles: Satviksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Sethi, MR Arjun, Dhruv Kapila, Krishna Prasad Garaga, and Vishnuvardhan Gaur Panjala.

Thomas Cup 2022: Strong Indian men’s badminton team enters as one of the favorites, is expected to go a long way in Thomas Cup 2022

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