PV Sindhu The Indian shuttlers, under the leadership of, started their campaign in the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championship 2023 with a win. India defeated Kazakhstan 5-0 in their first match on Tuesday.
The Indian mixed doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto helped the country get off to a winning start. The pair defeated Kazakhstan’s Makhsut Tadjibullayev and Nargiza Rakhmetullayeva 21-5, 21-11 in just two straight games in the first match of the tie.
PV Sindhu, who returned to court after pulling out of Indonesia and Thailand Masters last month, defeated Kazakh shuttler Kamila Smagulova 21-4, 21-12 in two straight games to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead in the tie.
HS Prannoy beat Dmitry Panarin 21-9, 21-11 in the men’s singles match to increase India’s lead to 2-0. While Indian shuttlers once again tasted victory in the men’s doubles, the pair of Krishna Prasad Garg and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala defeated their opponents Khitmurat Kulmatov and Artur Niyazov by a margin of 21-10, 21-6.
Country’s best-ranked women’s doubles pair of Trisa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand continued India’s pattern of dominance by defeating the Kazakh team of Nargiza Rakhmetullayeva and Ayesha Zumabek 21-5, 21-7. India won the tie 5-0 and made a clean sweep. India will next take on the United Arab Emirates, who host the tournament, on Wednesday and PV Sindhu and Co will take on Malaysia, their toughest challenge in the group, on Thursday.