Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, top Indian men’s shuttlers, will be showcasing their skills, while Unnati Hooda and Malvika Bansod aim to upset the applecart in women’s singles. Watch the action live.
Blending youth and experience, the Indian badminton contingent competing at the Syed Modi International 2023 in Lucknow aims to make a mark on the home courts, starting from Tuesday.
The Syed Modi India International, a BWF Super 300 event, stands as the premier badminton competition in the country this year. The results from this event will contribute to players’ qualifying rankings for the Paris 2024 Olympics. All matches will be live-streamed in India.
Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth will spearhead the Indian men’s contingent. However, the two world championship medallists have been grappling with recent form struggles. Youngsters Priyanshu Rajawat, Kiran George, and Mithun Manjunath are also in contention.
Initially holding the top seed in Lucknow, HS Prannoy, India’s top player in the badminton rankings at world No. 8, withdrew at the last minute. Additionally, world No. 17 Lakshya Sen, initially seeded fourth, also decided to withdraw from the competition.
PV Sindhu has chosen not to defend her women’s singles title at the Syed Modi India International badminton tournament, having opted for protective rankings earlier this month. Nonetheless, young talents such as Unnati Hooda, the youngest Indian badminton player to secure a BWF title, along with Malvika Bansod and former junior world No. 1 Tasnim Mir, will be eager to make a lasting impression.
The Commonwealth Games bronze medallists, Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand, will lead the way as the top Indian pair in women’s doubles. In the same category, Tanisha Crasto will partner with Ashwini Ponnappa and aim to defend her mixed doubles crown alongside Dhruv Kapila. Crasto secured the mixed doubles title with Ishaan Bhatnagar last year.
Following the Syed Modi International, back-to-back BWF Super 100 events are set to take place in Guwahati and Odisha in the first two weeks of December.
Where to watch Syed Modi International 2023 badminton live in India
Badminton enthusiasts can catch the live streaming of Syed Modi International 2023 matches on the Badminton World Federation’s official YouTube channel, BWF TV, until the round of 16.
Starting from the quarter-final stage onwards, the Syed Modi International 2023 badminton event will be available for live streaming on Jio Cinema, while the live telecast will be accessible on the Sports 18 TV channel in India.
Syed Modi International 2023: Indian badminton squad
The following players will compete in the men’s singles category: Priyanshu Rajawat, Kidambi Srikanth, Kiran George, Mithun Manjunath, S Subramanian, B Sai Praneeth, Sathish Kumar Karunakaran, and Sameer Verma.
The men’s doubles pairs for the upcoming competition include:
- Achutaditya Rao Doddavarapu-Venkata Harsha Vardhan Rayudu Veeramreddy
- Hariharan Amsakarunan-Ruban Kumar Rethinasabapathi
- Dhruv Kapila- Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala
- PS Ravikrishna-Sankar Prasad Udayakumar
- Krishna Prasad Garaga-Sai Pratheek K
- Ayush Agarwal-Nitin Kumar
Additionally, the qualifiers are:
- Vimalraj Annadurai-Navin Prasanth Eswaramoorthy
- Santhosh Gajendran-Mauryan Kathiravan
- Ayush Makhija-Venkat Gaurav Prasad
- Farogh Sanjay Aman-Abhyuday Choudhary
- Pratik Ranade-Zhakuo Seyie
In the women’s singles category, the participating players are:
- Aakarshi Kashyap
- Malvika Bansod
- Anupama Upadhyaya
- Ashmita Chaliha
- Tanya Hemanth
- Tasnim Mir
- Unnati Hooda
Additionally, the qualifiers include:
- Ira Sharma
- Mansi Singh
- Ruthvika Shivani Gadde
The women’s doubles pairs participating in the upcoming event are:
- Rutaparna Panda-Swetaparna Panda
- Priya Konjengbam-Shruti Mishra
- Palak Arora-Unnati Hooda
- Simran Singhi-Ritika Thaker
- Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand
- Apoorva Gahlawat-Sakshi Gahlawat
- Dhanyaa Nandakumar-Ridhi Kaur Toor
- Tanisha Crasto-Ashwini Ponnappa
- Ashwini Bhat K-Shikha Gautam
- Nikki Rapria-Nishu Rapria
- Ashritha Kandula-Vaishnavi Khadkekar
- Sri Sai Sravya-Lakkamraju Anagha Aravinda Pai
- Kavya Gupta-Deepshikha Singh
- Arul Bala Radhakrishnan-Varshini Viswanath Sri
Additionally, the qualifiers are:
- Shrishti Gupta-Saumya Singh
- Gayathri Rani Jaiswal-Sania Sikkandar
In the mixed doubles category, the pairs set to compete are:
- Tarun Kona-Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli
- Hv Nithin-Anagha Aravinda Pai
- Sathish Kumar Karunakaran-Aadya Variyath
- B. Sumeeth Reddy-Sikki Reddy
- Rohan Kapoor-Ashwini Ponnappa
- Dhruv Kapila-Tanisha Crasto
- Dingku Singh Konthoujam-Priya Konjengbam
The qualifying pairs are:
- Navin Prasanth Eswaramoorthy-Gagana Nellihankalu Shivashankar
- Chayanit Joshi-Kavya Gupta
- Nitin Kumar-Navdha Manglam
- Shivam Sharma-S Ram Poorvisha
- Akshit Mahajan-Ridhi Kaur Toor
- Venkat Gaurav Prasad-Juhi Dewangan