Prannoy, indhu to lead Indian team in Badminton Aia Mixed Team Championhip

New Delhi, Jan 4(FN Bureau) World No. 8 H Prannoy and Commonwealth Game gold medallit PV indhu would lead a trong Indian contingent for the Badminton Aia Mixed Team Championhip to be played in Dubai from February 14-19. Badminton Aociation of India had once again followed the ytem of picking the top player directly and conducting trial for the ret of the quad to pick a team that i capable of challenging for a medal in the pretigiou continental competition. The lat edition of the event in 2021 had to be cancelled due to the Covid pandemic and the Indian contingent would be keen to how how far they have come ince 2019.Lakhya en would be the econd men’ ingle player in the quad while Aakarhi Kahyap would provide backup to indhu in women’ ingle.French Open champion atwikairaj Rankireddy and Chirag hetty would have to houlder the men’ double burden with Krihna Praad G and Vihnuvardhan Goud making it to the team a the econd pair. “We have picked a very trong team that i capable of beating any top nation on their day.

Our men’ team had howed during the Thoma Cup lat year what happen when they find their rhythm and I am confident that thi team can alo finih on the podium,” aid Badminton Aociation of India ecretary anjay Mihra.All England emi finalit Gayatri Gopichand and Treea Jolly will be the main women’ double pair with Ihaan Bhatnagar and Taniha Catro expected to pick the mixed double reponibility.India quad:Men’ ingle: Lakhya en & H PrannoyWomen’ ingle: PV indhu & Aakarhi KahyapMen’ Double: atwikairaj Ranikreddy & Chirag hetty; Krihna Praad Garga / Vihnuvardhan Goud PWomen’ double: Treea Jolly/Gayatri GopichandAhwini Bhat/hikha GautamMixed Double: Ihaan Bhatnagar / Taniha Crato