Two top Indian shuttlers, Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy, will square off against each other on Day 4 of the ongoing BWF World Championships 2022 in Tokyo. Sen, the 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medalist will take on compatriot Prannoy in the men's singles event on Thursday, August 25.
Sen, the 2021 World Championships bronze medalist, defeated Spain’s Luis Enrique Penalver 21-17, 21-10 in his Round of 32 match at the Tokyo Metropolitan Arena.
Prannoy, on the other hand, had to go the extra mile to pull off a major upset in Round of 32 at the BWF World Championships. He overwhelmed local favorite and two-time former world champion Kento Momota 21-17, 21-16 to set up the clash against Lakshya.
Lakshya Sen vs HS Prannoy: Head-to-head & prediction
Lakshya Sen and HS Prannoy have squared off against each other on three occasions, all in 2022. The 21-year-old Sen is leading the head-to-head contest.
Sen got the better of Prannoy in a thrilling three-setter at the YONEX-SUNRISE India Open 2022 in January this year. Sen defeated Prannoy 14-21 21-9 21-14.
In their second meeting at the YONEX GAINWARD German Open 2022, Sen once again humbled Prannoy in straight sets 21-15 21-16.
During their last meeting as opponents, at the EAST VENTURES Indonesia Open 2022, Prannoy beat the 10th ranked Sen 10-21 9-21.
Head to head: 2-1
Men’s Singles: Lakshya Sen vs HS Prannoy Timings: 11.10 am (IST) (approx).
It will be no less than a nail-biting contest when Sen takes on Prannoy in a fight for a quarter-final spot at the ongoing BWF World Championships 2022 in Tokyo on Thursday.
Where to watch & live streaming details
The BWF World Championships 2022 matches are being broadcast live in India on Sports18 1 and Sports18 1 HD channels. The matches can also be streamed live on Voot Select.
Live streaming is available on YouTube on BWF.TV in selected territories as well.