The Indian contingent had a spectacular opening day at the 2017 BCA Indonesia Super Series Premier with Saina Nehwal brushing aside Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon and Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu also breezing into the next round with a win over Pornpawee Chochuwong.
File image of B Sai Praneeth
On Wednesday, all eyes will be on men's shuttlers like Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and World No 29 HS Prannoy. While Praneeth will be up against second seeded Son Wan Ho of Korea, he has strengthened his credentials by clinching the Singapore Open and Thailand Grand Prix Gold recently.
Meanwhile, former World No 4 Srikanth, who missed out on the Singapore Open, will face off against Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong in a tense first round encounter.
The duo have not met since the 2016 Korea Open where the Hong Kong shuttler won the tie in three games.
Also in action on Wednesday is the doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who will take on the Indonesian pairing of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto.
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017 05:28 pm
| Updated Date: Jun 14, 2017 10:03 pm