The Indian team comprising World No. 30 G Sathiyan and World No. 36 Sharath Kamal, is tied with 10th-placed Austria on 272 points but is ranked ninth. There are the only two Indians in the top-100. India number three Harmeet Desai is ranked 104.
G Sathiyan was the lone India player who did not lose a single match in team event, having played all matches from 1st Division to finishing fifth in the Champions Division.
Asian Table Tennis Championships: Indian men's team beat Singapore 3-0 to remain in champions division
India lost to Japan 1-3 in the quarterfinal on Monday but ensured that it will finish in the top six of the tournament with the win over Singapore on Tuesday. India will thus gain direct entry in the next championships in 2021.
ITTF Asian Championships 2019: Sharath Kamal, G Sathiyan guide India men's team to quarter-finals of champions division
India defeated Saudi Arabia, Thailand to enter final of 1st Division but most importantly they also earned a quarterfinal berth in the Champions Division