Venue and start date
The BWF World Badminton Championships of 2017 will get underway in the Scottish capital of Glasgow, Scotland on Monday, 21 September 2017. All the matches of the 2017 edition will be held in the Emirates Arena, which has a capacity of 6,000 people.
The Chinese contingent will again be the favourites to bring home the majority of the medals but the Indian contingent is expected to give them a run for their money in the tournament. It is one of the strongest contingents which India has sent in the premier Badminton World Federation tournament. The contingent will be headed by the red-hot Kidambi Srikanth who is currently enjoying a rich vein of form. Indonesia and South Korea will be the other favourites heading into the tournament.
Expectations are also high from 2016 Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu will also be expected to make a charge into the late stages of the tournament. Saina Nehwal despite not enjoying the best of forms in recent tournaments could well recapture her form and bring home a medal for the country.
For men’s singles, India will be represented by Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and Sameer Verma. In women’s singles, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Rituparna Das and Tanvi Lad will carry the Indian baton.
In men’s doubles, there will be three teams of Manu Attri/Sumeeth Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and Arjun MR/Shlok Ramchandran. In women’s doubles too, there will be three teams of Sanjana Santosh/Arathi Sara Sunil, Ashwini Ponnappa/Sikki Reddy and Meghana Jakkampudi/Poorvisha S Ram. In the mixed doubles event, there will be four Indian teams of Ashwini Ponnappa/Sumeeth Reddy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/K Maneesha, Prajakta Sawant/Yogendran Krishnan and Pranaav Jerry Chopra/Sikki Reddy.
Live telecast and streaming information
Start Date – 21st August 2017
Start Time – 3:30 PM IST
Venue – Glasgow, Scotland
Broadcasting – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD
Live Streaming – Hotstar, TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017 YouTube channel