Badminton: India handed tough Sudirman Cup 2019 draw

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiMarch 21, 2019UPDATED: March 21, 2019 20:06 IST India have been handed a tough draw at Sudirman Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will take on China and Malaysia in Group D of Sudirman Cup 2019 in Nanning, ChinaIndia had reached the quarter-finals in 2011 and 2017 and lost to China on both the occasionsThe top teams from each sub-group of Group 1 will progress to the quarter-finalsIndia has been drawn alongside 10-time champions China and Malaysia in the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship to be held in Nanning, China from May 19 to 26.India had reached the quarterfinals in the 2011 and 2017 editions, losing to China both times, and it will once again have a tough task in hand to qualify from Group 1D.Top seeds Japan, searching their first Sudirman Cup title, are in Group 1A with Thailand and Russia.Indonesia, winners of the first tournament in 1989, will be wary of Denmark and England in Group 1B, while defending champions Korea will also expect a challenge from Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong in Group 1C.The top two teams from each sub-group in Group 1 will progress to the quarterfinals and compete for the title. The other 19 teams from Groups 2, 3 and 4 will compete for overall placings.The draw for the 31 participating teams, which are divided into four groups based on team rankings, was conducted in Nanning.Sudirman Cup is a mixed team badminton championship with each tie featuring all the five formats.Groupings: Group 1 Group A: Japan, Thailand, RussiaGroup B: Indonesia, Denmark, EnglandGroup C: Chinese Taipei, Korea, Hong KongGroup D: China, India, MalaysiaGroup 2 Group A: Netherlands, France, USA, VietnamGroup B: Germany, Canada, Singapore, IsraelGroup 3 Group A: Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, NepalGroup B: Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Slovakia, LithuaniaGroup 4 Macau, Greenland, Kazakhstan.Also Read | India bow out of Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships 2019 after loss to Chinese TaipeiAlso Read | Yet to recover from gastroenteritis problem, Saina Nehwal pulls out of India OpenadvertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sudirman Cup 2019Follow Sudirman Cup drawFollow India badminton Badminton: India handed tough Sudirman Cup 2019 drawIndia, who have never made the last-four round of the team tournament, will have an uphill task to break the norm as they have drawn alongside 10-time champions China and Malaysia.advertisement Nextlast_img

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