India grouped with Taiwan and Singapore at Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships

first_img Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 16:23 IST The 11 nations are going to battle in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships in Hong Kong for the trophy. (@Badminton_Asia Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia are drawn in Group B of Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships with Taiwan and SingaporeIndia were seeded in the tournament behind Japan, China, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and ThailandHS Prannoy will lead the men’s team at the tournament while Ashmita Chaliha will be leading the womenIndia have been drawn alongside Taiwan and Singapore for the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships, which will be held in Hong Kong from March 19-24. There are 11 teams participating in the biennial continental event and they are Japan, Hong Kong (hosts), Taiwan, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, China, Malaysia and Macau.The teams are divided in groups on the basis of their seedings according to the latest BWF rankings. The seeding of a team is calculated by the total world ranking points accumulated by their top shuttler or the top team in men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.While India have been grouped in Group B with Taiwan and Singapore, hosts Hong Kong are in Group A with Japan. Group A is the only group which has just two teams.Group C consists of Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka while China, Malaysia and Macau form Group D.Here is the final result of Badminton Asia Tong Yun Kai Cup 2019 group stage draw, stay tune for the video of the draw!All the best teams! pic.twitter.com/ephmeO1BwTBadminton Asia (@Badminton_Asia) February 28, 2019On the cut-off date, India were the sixth seeded team, behind Japan, China, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand. Here are the rankings of the top Indian shuttlers/teams:Men’s singles: Kidambi Srikanth, world No.8Women’s singles: PV Sindhu, world No.6Men’s doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, world No.20Women’s doubles: Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy, world No.25Mixed doubles: Ashwini-Satwik, world No.24Even though India have been seeded according to the rankings of the above-mentioned shuttlers, Badminton Association of India (BAI) have announced a second-string team for the tournament, just like the other nations.advertisementMen: HS Prannoy, Sourabh Verma (both singles); MR Arjun, Shlok Ramchandran, Arun George, Sanyam Shukla (all doubles).Women: Ashmita Chaliha, Vaishnavi Bhale (both singles); Ashwini Bhat, Shikha Gautam, Rutaparna Panda, Arathi Sara Sunil, Mithula UK (all doubles).From each group, the top two teams will qualify for the knockout stages. There will be another draw for the knockout stage and teams from the same group will not be drawn to meet in the first round of knockouts.Also Read | Transitional struggle from junior to senior: Indian badminton’s not so smashing success storyAlso Read | National badminton champion Sourabh Verma rues lack of financial supportFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsFollow IndiaFollow TaiwanFollow SingaporeFollow JapanFollow ChinaFollow ThailandFollow Hong KongFollow BWF rankingsFollow HS PrannoyFollow Sourabh VermaFollow Ashmita Chaliha India grouped with Taiwan and Singapore at Badminton Asia Mixed Team ChampionshipsBadminton Asia Mixed Team Championships: Team India were seeded sixth at the tournament on the basis of the world rankings of their top shuttlers in BWF rankings.advertisementlast_img