India made it to the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup with a second consecutive win.
Aditi Bhat and Tasnim Mir won the singles matches as the Indian women’s badminton team defeated Scotland 4-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup. India are currently second in Group B with two wins from two matches. India thrashed Spain 3-2 on Sunday after top player Saina Nehwal was forced to call off the match due to a groin injury. Malvika Bansod came on the court first for India, who lost 13-219-21 against Christie Gilmore. Aditi, however, beat Rachel Sugden 21-14 21-8 to level the score at 1-1.
The doubles pairing of Tanisha Christo and Rituparna Panda then beat Julie McPerson and Kyra Torrance 21-11 21-8 to give India a 2-1 lead. Tasneem ensured India’s victory by defeating Lauren Middleton 21-15 21-6 in a one-sided match. In the final doubles match, the Indian pair of Treesa Jolly and National Head Coach Pullela Gopichand’s daughter Gayatri Gopichand beat Gilmore and Elinor O’Donnell 21-8 19-21 21-10 in a tight 55 minutes to give the team a 4-1 victory. . The Indian team will take on the strong team of Thailand on Wednesday. India has made it to the semi-finals of this prestigious tournament twice (2014 New Delhi and 2016 Kunshan).
India has qualified for QF of Uber Cup (World Team Championships for Women) with 4-1 win over Scotland.
Earlier India had defeated Spain 3-2.
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India’s next match against Thailand
In this tournament, India is playing without PV Sindhu. At the same time, in the match against Scotland, Saina Nehwal did not play for him in singles and Ashwini Ponnappa in doubles. In this match, India expressed its confidence in its young players and they lived up to it. Along with India, Thailand has cut the ticket ahead in the quarter-finals. Apart from these, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, China and Denmark have also reached the last-8. India has to face Thailand in their next match. This match will be very competitive. Thailand is the third seeded country in the tournament while India is ranked fifth.
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