Good evening and welcome to the Sportskeeda liveblog of the 2017 Syed Modi International first round match between Indians PV Sindhu and Anura Prabhudesai. Sindhu is the top seed and the biggest star in the women's singles draw after the pull-out by the two-time champion Saina Nehwal.
This is Sindhu's first official match of the new season although she did play some of the top shuttlers during the Chennai Smashers' title-winning campaign at the Premier Badminton League Season 2.
Prabhudesai is 18-year-old and ranked 284th currently. The Rio Olympic silver medallist is expected to win this match comfortably.