Alor Setar (Malaysia), February 7: International No. Five Kidambi Srikanth led the rate as India drubbed minnows Maldives Five-Zero within the males’s group pageant of the Asia Badminton Championships, right here on Wednesday (February 7).
Kidambi began the lawsuits, simply outplaying Shaheed Hussein Zayan 21-Five, 21-6 within the first singles fit, ahead of B Sai Praneeth took simply 17 mins to get the easier of Ahmed Nibal 21-10, 21-Four.
The remainder of the tie adopted a an identical script as Sameer Verma toyed with Mohamed Arsalaan Ali 21-Five, 21-1 to take an unassailable Three-Zero lead. Within the males’s doubles fits too, the Indians rarely broke a sweat.
Within the first doubles fit, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Shaheed Hussein Zayan and Shaheem Hassan Afsheem 21-Eight, 21-Eight ahead of Arjun M R teamed up with Shlok Ramachandran to tame the pair of Mohamed Arsalaan Ali and Ahmed Nibal 21-2, 21-Five.
The Asia Staff championship could also be a qualifier for the Thomas Cup Ultimate with the semifinalists incomes the fitting to play in Bangkok in Might.
India males will subsequent play bold Indonesia on Thursday (February Eight), whilst the ladies might be up in opposition to any other difficult opponent in Japan.