India Open Badminton Draws: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled – Follow Live Updates

India Open Badminton Draws: Defending champion Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu will lead the singles draw at the Indian Open 2023. The…

India Open Badminton Draws: Defending champion Lakshya Sen and PV Sindhu will lead the singles draw at the Indian Open 2023. The draw that was unveiled on Tuesday, 27th December however has all the Indian singles player in the same quarter. Lakshya Sen will infact face HS Prannoy in the first round. Sindhu will be the fifth seed and she will make her return since the Commonwealth Games 2022. She has been out of action since August 2022 after suffering an injury. Follow India Open 2023 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

India Open Badminton Draws: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled – Follow Live Updates

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Indian Open Draw

Men’s draw

India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled - Follow Live Updates
India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled – Follow Live Updates

Men’s Singles 

Lakshya Sen is the only seeded player in Men’s Singles in the tournament. The defending will face a tough challenge as he will be up against his fellow compatriot and World No.8 HS Prannoy in the first round. Both Lakshya and Prannoy last faced each other at the Denmark Open 2022 with Lakshya winning the contest.

Meanwhile World No.12 Kidambi Srikanth also finds himself in the same quarter. He will be up against World No.1 Viktor Axelse in the first round. The prsence of Axelsen makes it a very tough quarter.

Men’s Doubles

In men’s doubles, World No.5 Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, who are the defending champions arethe fifth seed. They will begin their campaign by facing Denmark’s Jeppe Nay and Lasse Molhede. They find themselves in the same quarter that also has World No.1 Japanese duo Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi.

Krishnaprasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala are in the second quarter of the draw. They will face France’s Ruben Jille and Ties van der Lecq in the first round. They are likely to go up against Indonesia’s fourth seeded Mohamed Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the second round.

Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun are the other Indian pair. They will face Denmark’s sixth seeded Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen in the first round.

Women’s draw

India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled - Follow Live Updates
India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled – Follow Live Updates

Women’s Singles

PV Sindhu, will be making her return after a five month hiatus in the tournament. She is the sixth seed in the Women’s Singles and begins her action in the tournament by facing Thailand’s Supanida Katethong. In the second round, she is likely to go up against compatriot Saina Nehwal, who is also in the same quarter.

Saina will begin her campaign by facing Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the opening round. The other seeded player in this quarter is China’s Chen Yufe, who is the third seed.

Aakarshi Kashyap is in the third quarter of the draws. She faces USA’s Beiwan Zhang in the first round. She is likely to set up clash against seventh seeded Wang Zhiyi in the second round. Malavika Bansod is in the fourth quarter of the draws. She will face Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan in the first round.

India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled - Follow Live Updates
India Open Badminton LIVE: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled – Follow Live Updates

Doubles draw

In women’s doubles, unseeded Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand will face France’s Lambert-Tran duo in the first round. They are in the first quarter of the draws.  They will face challenge from China’s sixth seeded Zhang Shixian and Zhang Yu. Top seed Chen Quingchen and Jia Yifan are also part of this draw.

Ashwini Bhat and Shikha Gautam are the next Indian doubles pair. They will face Malaysia’s eight seeded Pearly Tan and Thinaah Muralitharan in the first round.

Mixed Doubles 

India’s mixed doubles pair Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto are the only Indian pair. They are in the second quarter of the draw. The pair will be up against Netherland’s Robin Tabeling and Selena Piek in the first round. If they advance to second round, they will face South Korea’s fifth seeded Seo-Chae duo.

Where to watch India Open 2022 LIVE Streaming?

Fans in India can watch the India Open 2022 LIVE on Voot Select and also at BWF’s official Youtube channel BWF TV.

India Open Badminton Draws: Lakshya Sen to face HS Prannoy in first round, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal in same quarter as Indian Open draws unveiled – Follow Live Updates

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