Badminton Asia Championships 2018: Schedule of India’s first round matches, start time, telecast and how to watch online
Fresh from scripting history at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Indian shuttlers will now be focussing on winning the prestigious Badminton Asia Championships, the main draw action of which starts at Wuhan on April 25.
The Indian challenge will be spearheaded by PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy and they will be joined by Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma. For the first four, it will be quite a challenge as fatigue is bound to kick in at some point, following their exploits at Gold Coast just 9 days back.
Besides, the quality of opposition at this tournament will be pretty high as the crème de la crème of Asia will be hunting for the crown. Suffice to say, India has a tough task ahead and anything less than their very best will not be enough.
The doubles players, who played at the Commonwealth Games, have been rested and the onus thus lies on the singles stars to keep the country’s hopes alive.
Here is all the information you need to know
Tournament name: Badminton Asia Championships 2018
Category: Continental Individual Championships
Points on offer for winner: 9200
Venue: Wuhan Sports Centre, Wuhan, China
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Schedule of India’s matches:
(1) Kidambi Srikanth vs Kenta Nishimoto at 9.30am
Sameer Verma vs (7) Chou Tien Chen at 10.10am
Sai Praneeth vs Suppanyu Avihingsanon at 2.50pm
HS Prannoy vs Wangcharoen Kantaphon at 3.30pm
Saina Nehwal vs Yeo Jia Min at 10.10am
(3) PV Sindhu vs Pai Yu Po at 1.30pm
Arjun MR and Shlok Ramchandran vs Chung Eui Seok and Kim Dukyoung at 11.30am
Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy vs Bodin Isara and Nipitphon Phuangphuapet at 5.30pm
Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram vs Ong Ren-Ne and Wong Jia Ying Crystal at 11.30am
Aparna Balan and Sruthi KP vs Ha Na Baek and Yu Rim Lee at 4.10pm
Kuhoo Garg and Ningshi Block Hazarika vs Soong Fie Cho and Tee Jing Yi at 4.50pm
Saurabh Sharma and Anoushka Parikh vs Kim Won Ho and Shin Seung Chan at 7.30am
Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Juhi Dewangan vs Lee Chun Hei Reginald and Chau Hoi Wah at 1.30pm
Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg vs Zhang Nan and Li Yinhui at 2.50pm
(All timings in Indian Standard Time)
Channel: Live telecast on D Sport quarter-final onwards
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