Takahashi, the 13th-ranked Japanese, has been a threat to Sindhu throughout her career. The two have split their eight meetings, with Takahashi coming out on top in their last two clashes in three games.
The 29-year-old held her nerve to eke out a 21-17, 23-21 win over Thailand's World No. 29 Supanida Katethong in the first round on Wednesday. Takahashi has come into the tournament after a quarter-final finish at the German Open last week and will be eager for a deep run in Birmingham.
PV Sindhu, meanwhile, couldn't make it past the second round at the German Open. The two-time Olympic medalist, however, had a great start to the year, winning the Syed Modi International and making the semi-finals at the India Open.
She will hope to draw inspiration from those performances after having begun her All England Open campaign with a 21-18, 21-13 win over the 17th-ranked Wang Zhi Yi.
All England Open 2022: Match details
Fixture: (6) PV Sindhu vs Sayaka Takahashi.
Head-to-head: PV Sindhu and Sayaka Takahashi are tied at 4-4 in the head-to-head. The Japanese has won their last two clashes at the French Open in 2021 and the Indonesia Masters in 2020.
Date: March 17, 2022.
Time: Not before 1.40 PM local time/ 7.10 PM IST on Court 3. With the preceding matches on the court getting extended, the match could be pushed to approximately 8 PM IST.
Tournament: Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2022.
Round: Second Round.
Venue: Utilita Arena Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Category: BWF World Tour Super 1000.
All England Open 2022: TV schedule
Badminton fans can catch live action on VH1 and MTV channels in India.
All England Open 2022: Live streaming details
The All England Open will be live streamed on Voot Select and Jio TV in India.