Thomas Cup 2022: Indonesia will be the most successful team in history in front of India, Team India one step away from historic gold

Indian team has reached the final of Thomas Cup for the first time

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Indonesia has not lost a match in the tournament so far while India suffered their only defeat against Chinese Taipei in the group stage.

Confident India on Sunday Thomas Cup (Thomas Cup) In the finals of the badminton tournament, the 14-time champions will once again look to create history against Indonesia. defending champions Indonesia (Indonesia Badminton Team) The record in this tournament has been excellent and the team has been unbeaten in the current tournament so far. The Indian men’s team, however, made it to the finals for the first time by defeating teams like Malaysia and Denmark and showed that they have the ability to beat any team. India (Indian Badminton Team) For this is a historic moment. There was no lack of confidence in the Indian players against a better ranked team and despite falling behind in the last two matches, the team showed mental strength and won.

Indonesia has not lost a match in the tournament so far while India suffered a lone defeat against Chinese Taipei in the group stage. Indonesia defeated Japan in the knockout stage, while India defeated former five-time champions Malaysia and 2016 winners Denmark. India’s star men’s players Kidambi Srikanth and SS Prannoy have taken the responsibility on their shoulders and have won all their five matches so far. The men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have also put up an impressive performance. The young pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala proved to be the weak link but they put up a tough fight during the defeats against Malaysia and Denmark.

Dhruv Kapila and Arjun may get match

India can once again field MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila as the second doubles pair in the final. The pair played two matches in the round robin format, winning one and losing the other. World No. 9 Lakshya Sen, suffering from food poisoning at the start of the tournament, has done well in pieces but has failed to get the team off to a positive start in the last two matches.

Lakshya is likely to face world number four Anthony Sinisuka Ginting on Sunday and the Indian would like to draw inspiration from his performance against the Indonesian in his previous match when he registered an easy straight-game win at the German Open in March. Was. Srikanth is expected to take on world No. 8 Jonathan Christie who has been in excellent form. In addition to winning the Swiss Open title, Christie was runner-up in Korea Open and Badminton Asia Championships.

Christie will be in front of Srikkanth

Srikanth has won four matches against Christie’s while he has to face defeat in five. The Indian, however, has lost two close matches against Christie’s this year and will look to avenge the loss in previous matches. If the match remains close, then Prannoy may have to face world number 24 Shesar Hiren Rustavito. Prannoy led India to victory against Denmark in the semi-finals despite an ankle injury.

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Against world number 23 Rustavito, Prannoy has won both his matches so far but he hasn’t faced the youngster in the last five years. Former Indian coach Vimal Kumar, who was with the team, told PTI, We have a very balanced team, doubles players are contributing very well. All the players have performed brilliantly and have registered victories in close matches. So I think we have an equal chance against Indonesia.