Defending champions Japan knock out young Indian women’s team in Uber Cup quarters


Defending champions Japan knocked India out of the BWF Uber Cup on the Ceres Area in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday. The younger Indian ladies’s badminton group proved to be no match for the holders and misplaced their quarter-finals 0-3.

Competing with out high stars like PV Sindhu and hampered by the injury-forced ouster of Saina Nehwal, the Indian eves have been hammered by their Japanese opponents.

Within the first match of the tie, Malvika Bansod misplaced 12-21, 17-21 to world No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi. Southpaw Malvika performed properly in patches however couldn’t threaten the diminutive Yamaguchi.

Twenty-year-old Malvika was fully outclassed by former world No. 1 Yamaguchi within the first recreation. Nonetheless, Malvika did higher within the subsequent recreation however didn’t have the firepower to problem the 24-year-old Japanese, who received in 34 minutes. It was studying expertise for world No. 104 Mavlika towards a longtime Japanese star, ranked fifth on this planet.

The pair of Tanisha Crasto and Rutaparna Panda then suffered their solely lack of the match, falling 8-21, 10-21 to Yuki Fukushima and Mayu Matsumoto. Former top-ranked doubles gamers Fukushima and Matsumoto accomplished the victory in 41 minutes.

With 0-2 down within the tie, the onus was on Aditi Bhatt to ship and assist India keep alive with the win. Nonetheless, 18-year-old Aditi Bhatt misplaced the third match 16-21, 7-21 to world No. 15 Sayaka Takahashi in simply 29 minutes.

Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand Pullela (ladies’s doubles rank 2) and Tasnim Mir (ladies’s singles rank 3) have been scheduled to play later however couldn’t get an opportunity due to the 3-0 outcome.

It was an encouraging efficiency from a younger Indian group, particularly after Saina Nehwal was injured within the first group match towards Spain. The London Olympics bronze medallist took no additional half within the Uber Cup. Within the earlier version of the Uber Cup, India failed to succeed in the quarters in 2018.

India to face Denmark in Thomas Cup quarters on Friday

The Indian males’s group completed second in Group C of the Thomas Cup after shedding 1-4 to China of their closing group tie on Thursday. India will now tackle hosts Denmark within the quarter-finals on Friday night.

Uber Cup Outcomes (Quarter-final)

India misplaced to Japan 0-3

Ladies’s singles 1

Malvika Bansod misplaced to Akane Ymaguchi 12-21, 17-21 (34 minutes)

Ladies’s doubles 1

Tanisha Crasto-Rutaparna Panda misplaced to Yuki Fukushima-Mayu Matsumoto 8-21, 10-21 (41 minutes)

Ladies’s singles 2

Aditi Bhatt misplaced to Sayaka Takahashi 16-21, 7-21 (29 minutes).




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