Thomas and Uber Cup: The Indian women’s and men’s badminton teams lost their final Thomas and Uber Cup 2022 group matches to South Korea and Chinese Taipei respectively at the Impact Arena here on Wednesday. Both teams had sealed their places in the quarter-finals after winning their first two group matches, but they needed a win to finish on top of their respective groups on Wednesday. However, the Indian women’s team lost 0-5 to South Korea, while the Indian men’s team lost 2-3 to Chinese Taipei.
PV Sindhu failed
After finishing second in the Uber Cup Group D, the women’s team led by PV Sindhu will take on a strong team from Thailand, who top Group C in the top eight. On the other hand, the men’s team is placed second in Thomas Cup Group C and their opponents in the quarter will be decided later. In the Uber Cup match, double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu opened the match against world No. 4 N Seong in the first singles match, after which Seong defeated Sindhu 21-15, 21-14 in a match that lasted 42 minutes.
poor performance of indian players
From there, the Indian challenge collapsed as Shruti Mishra and Simran Singhi suffered a 13-21, 12-21 loss to world silver medalists Lee Sohee and Shin Seungchan in the first doubles match, before Akash Kashyap, the world champion. No. 19 lost to Kim Ga Eun 10-21, 10-21. South Korea then took a 5-0 clean sweep on India as Kim Hee Jeong and Kong Hyeong beat Tanisha Cresto and Trisa Jolly 21-14, 21-11 in the second doubles and Sim Yujin beat Ashmita Chaliha 21-14. -18, defeated 21-17. Meanwhile, the Indian men’s team showed a little more resistance against Chinese Taipei in the Thomas Cup Group C match, but ended up trailing 2-3.
Sen’s performance was also poor
India’s highest ranked singles player Lakshya Sen at world number nine lost to world number four and Asian Games silver medalist Chou Tien Chen. The Indian shuttler lost 21-19, 13-21, 21-17 in a match that lasted one hour and 20 minutes. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost 11-21, 19-21 to reigning Olympic doubles champion and Wang Chi-lin in India’s top doubles draw. In a do or die situation, MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila put up a fierce fight against Lu Ching Yao and Yang Po Han, but they lost in a close match with scores of 21-17, 19-21, 21-19.