Badminton: 3 Indian male players make it into top 15 for the first timeJune 9, 2017
In a first, three Indian male shuttlers – Ajay Jayaram, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth – were in the top 15 of the latest Badminton World Federation Rankings released on Thursday as they occupied the 13th, 14th and 15th spot respectively.
Sameer Verma and HS Prannoy found spots in the top 30 at 28th and 30th place respectively.
Sai Praneeth’s has been the most meteoric rise in the rankings as he moved nine places up after winning the men’s singles title at the Thailand Open on Sunday and beating compatriot Kidambi Srikanth to the Singapore Super Series title in April.
In the women’s singles ranking, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal maintained their 3rd and 11th places respectively.
In the mixed doubles category, Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy also moved up one place to make into the top 15.
Indian shuttlers are next gearing up for the Indonesia Open, which will take place from June 12-18. Sindhu, Saina, Sai Praneeth, Prannoy, Chopra-Sikki are going to take part in the upcoming Super Series.