Star Indian badminton players PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth are set to make a strong comeback as they kick off their participation in the 2023 Australian Open badminton tournament, taking place from August 1 to 6. Both players will be eager to regain their top form and showcase their skills on the court during this prestigious event.
The most reliable players for India so far have been HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, and the world number 2 duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty. Satwik and Chirag, who have won four titles, have chosen to forgo Australian Open 2023 in order to get ready for the World Championships.
On the other hand, Prannoy and Sen are the other Indians that have won BWF World Tour championships this year, and they have both been quite reliable. Prannoy, who is presently ranked as the top Indian singles player, has advanced to three quarterfinals and won the Malaysia Masters Super 500 tournament.
Last week in Japan, Prannoy came close to defeating the top-ranked Viktor Axelsen in the quarterfinals before falling short in the championship match. The same is true for Lakshya Sen, who challenged Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie, the ninth-ranked player in the world.
The tournament’s sixth-seeded men’s singles player, world number 10 HS Prannoy, will play Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu in the first round. In his first match, Lakshya Sen, the Commonwealth Games winner, will take against China’s Lu Guang Zu, who is ranked 13 in the world. Sen has finished in the top four in his past three competitions. The streak includes winning the Canada Open championship previously in July as well as reaching the US Open and Japan semi-finals.