Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE – PV Sindhu Malaysia Open, Prannoy vs Liew Daren: After 1st round exit in Indonesia Open, PV Sindhu will have to fight hard to avoid the similar fate in Malaysia Open Badminton. Sindhu is drawn to meet formidable Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in Round 1. She also has her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying placed in her Quarter. But before Sindhu, her male compatriot HS Prannoy will be tested on Tuesday. Prannoy takes on Liew Daren in Round 1: Follow Malaysia Open 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
India at Malaysia Open Badminton on Tuesday
- HS Prannoy vs Liew Daren (MAL)
- B Sai Praneeth vs Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA)
- Parupalli Kashyap vs Heo Kwang Hee (KOREA)
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu gets very tough DRAW at Malaysian Open, HS Prannoy lead India’s challenge in Men’s Singles: Follow LIVE UPDATES
Tough Draw for Sindhu: A two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu was shown the door in the opening round of Indonesia Open by China’s He Bing Jiao. She begins her campaign in Malaysia against a formidable Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand.
While Sindhu enjoys a 5-3 head-to-head count against Chochuwong, the Indian has lost to the Thai world number 10 three times in their last five meetings.
Sindhu’s nemesia Tai Tzu Ying is lurking around as her Quarterfinal opponent.
Saina Nehwal in action: London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal also stars in the same half of the draw and will open against USA’s Iris Wang.
A win will put her face-to-face with Japanese sixth seed Nozomi Okuhara, a former world champion.
Saina had skipped the Indonesia leg to manage workload. The Indian veteran will look to put up a good show against Wang, whom she had defeated in three games the only time they met last year at Orleans Masters.
HS Prannoy vs Liew Daren: In men’s singles, Prannoy has been on a consistent run with a series of quarter-finals since the world championships last year.
He played a pivotal role in India’s epic Thomas Cup win and then dished out some superlative performances in Jakarta to reach the semifinals.
The 29-year-old was crestfallen after a series of unforced errors led to his ouster from Indonesia.
Prannoy, who is desperate to end his five year title drought, will be pitted against Malaysian veteran Daren Liew, who had defeated him at the Thailand Open in May this year.
Among others, Tokyo Olympian B Sai Praneeth will be up against sixth seeded Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, while Sameer Verma takes on another Indonesian Jonata Christie, seeded seventh.
Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap, also returning after recovering from an injury, will meet Korea’s Heo Kwang Hee in the opening round.
World number 8 pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will also be back in action after skipping the last two events due to fitness issues. The duo will open against Malaysia’s Man Wei Chong and Kai Wun Tee.
In mixed doubles, Ashwini Ponnappa and B Sumeeth Reddy, who are part of India’s Commonwealth Games squad, will take on the Netherland’s Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek.
Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan will square off against Korea’s Kim Won Ho and Jeong Na Eun.
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