India to monitor PV Sindhu progress at BATC 2024

India’s double Olympic medallist, PV Sindhu, will try to test her fitness when she plays in the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) 2024.

The 28-year-old Sindhu will participate in her first tournament since October last year. She sustained a knee injury at the French Open and was forced to rest for at least three months.

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India will rely on Sindhu and two doubles pairs – Commonwealth Games bronze medallists Treesa Jolly-Gayatri Gopichand and Guwahati Masters 2023 champions Ashwini Ponnappa-Tanisha Crasto – to contend for women’s top honors at the BATC 2024.

Aside from Sindhu, India is also focused on monitoring the performance of its men’s team. The men are coming off a win in the 2022 Thomas Cup and a silver medal in last year’s Asian Games.

India must contend with powerhouse China and Hong Kong in its Group A matches in Selangor.

HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, and doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty comprise the Indian men’s team. India settled for bronze medals in the 2016 and 2018 BATCs and will seek to improve their placing this year.

India will also field young players to give them more international exposure. Thailand Open Super 300 semifinalist Ashmita Chaliya, 16-year-old senior national champion Anmol Kharb, and Badminton Asia Junior Championships medallist Tanvi Sharma will also see action in Selangor.