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BWF World Championships: Indians in action on Day 1

BWF World Championships: Indians in action on Day 1

Srikanth, the torch-bearer of Indian men's badminton, Srikanth will take on unfancied Russian Sergey Sirant in his first match.

Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advance to  US Open quarterfinals

Parupalli Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advance to US Open quarterfinals

Kashyap crossed the second round after his opponent Hungary's Gergely Krausz retired midway in the second game with the scoreline reading 21-18 17-6 in favour of the Indian.

Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy to lead Indian challenge at US Open

Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy to lead Indian challenge at US Open

A former National champion, Sameer was then forced to withdraw from last week's Canada Open after failing to get visa on time.

Sameer Verma forced to withdraw from Canada Open due to visa issue

Sameer Verma forced to withdraw from Canada Open due to visa issue

Interestingly, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, HS Prannoy and N Sikki Reddy had to request the Ministry of External Affairs and Sports Ministry to receive their passports on time to travel to Canada.

Confident Ajay Jayaram promises to give his best at World Championships, Sudirman Cup

Confident Ajay Jayaram promises to give his best at World Championships, Sudirman Cup

India have been clubbed with Denmark and Indonesia in the qualifying rounds of the Sudirman Cup scheduled to be held at the Gold Coast, Australia from May 21-28.

Indian Open: Sameer Verma stuns higher-ranked Hu Yun to enter quarters; Viktor Axelsen ends Kidambi Srikanth's march

Indian Open: Sameer Verma stuns higher-ranked Hu Yun to enter quarters; Viktor Axelsen ends Kidambi Srikanth's march

After 25 minutes, Rio Olympics bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen ended Srikanth's agony with a 21-7 21-12 win.

India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma sail into second round with comprehensive wins

India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma sail into second round with comprehensive wins

Sameer, who had clinched his maiden Grand Prix Gold title at Syed Modi International, shocked fourth seeded Korean Son Wan Ho 21-17 21-10 in a 45-minute contest to set up a clash with Hong Kong's Hu Yun in the next round.

Swiss Open: Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma, Subhankar Dey advance to second round

Swiss Open: Indian shuttlers HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma, Subhankar Dey advance to second round

The 24-year-old Prannoy from Kerela disposed Germany's David Peng 21-15 21-18 in the opening round to set up a clash with Scotland's Kieran Merrilees next

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu pull out from Asia Mixed Team Championship

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu pull out from Asia Mixed Team Championship

Saina and Sindhu decided to skip the tournament to prepare for the upcoming hectic international schedule which includes All England Championship.

Top shuttlers Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy, Tanvi Lad reach third round of Senior Nationals

Top shuttlers Sameer Verma, HS Prannoy, Tanvi Lad reach third round of Senior Nationals

Former champion Varma, seeded third, defeated Nikhilesh Sarma 21-10 21-12.

Top shuttlers including HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma get byes to reach 2nd round of Senior Nationals

Top shuttlers including HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma get byes to reach 2nd round of Senior Nationals

In some of the most exciting matches of the opening day, Siddharth Pratap Singh staved off a spirited challenge from Adrian George 25-27 21-17 21-16.

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Sikki-Pranaav win titles

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Sikki-Pranaav win titles

In the women`s singles clash, Sindhu ended unseeded Indonesian Grigoria Mariska`s dream run.

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Ashwini-Sikki in finals

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Ashwini-Sikki in finals

Sameer will be up against Indian ninth seed Sai Praneeth, who edged past third seed Kidambi Srikanth 15-21, 21-10, 21-17 in 59 minutes.

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of Grand Prix event

Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of Grand Prix event

Sindhu tested the conditions at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium en route to her easy 21-9 21-11 win over compatriot Prabhudesai.

PBL: Carolina Marin, Sameer Verma guide Hyderabad to semifinals

PBL: Carolina Marin, Sameer Verma guide Hyderabad to semifinals

Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors were the first to qualify for the knockout stage and Chennai Smashers and Mumbai Rockets also had joined them in the semi-finals.

PBL: HS Prannoy wins crucial match to help Mumbai get past Hyderabad

PBL: HS Prannoy wins crucial match to help Mumbai get past Hyderabad

The narrow victory pushed the Rockets to the top of the league table after their crushing 6-0 victory over defending champions Delhi Acers last night.

Proud Saina Nehwal impressed with PV Sindhu, says Indian badminton is doing well

Proud Saina Nehwal impressed with PV Sindhu, says Indian badminton is doing well

In her 'virtual' absence, Sindhu has taken up the responsibility to lead the Indian challenge in various competition.

Hong Kong Open, Super Series Final: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying; Sameer Verma vs NG Ka Long Angus — As it happened...

Hong Kong Open, Super Series Final: PV Sindhu vs Tai Tzu Ying; Sameer Verma vs NG Ka Long Angus — As it happened...

Indian badminton finds itself bracing up for a possible Super Sunday as PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma players their respective singles finals at the 2016 Hong Kong Open today.

Hong Kong Open 2016: Sameer Verma enters maiden Super Series finals, PV Sindhu on course for back-to-back titles

Hong Kong Open 2016: Sameer Verma enters maiden Super Series finals, PV Sindhu on course for back-to-back titles

It was double bonanza for India at the Hong Kong Open, the last Super Series tournament of the season, as Sameer and Sindhu dished out some superb performances to make it a super Sunday for badminton fans tomorrow.