India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu is not playing in this tournament. At the same time, Saina Nehwal and Ashwini Ponnappa were also not playing the match against Scotland. Saina had suffered an injury in the previous match against Spain.
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In the Uber Cup badminton tournament, the Indian women’s team defeated Scotland 4-1 to reach the quarter-finals. India are currently second in Group B with two wins from two matches. Earlier, the women’s team had defeated Spain 3-2. India’s next group match will be against Thailand on 13 October.
Team India in QuarterFinal!🙂
Our young women shuttlers🏸 have made it to the knockout rounds of #UberCup?
defeat Scotland : 4️⃣-1️⃣
— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) October 12, 2021
Malvika Bansod landed on the court first for India. However, he had to face defeat. Christy Gilmore defeated Malavika 21-13, 21-9. Aditi Bhat then beat Rachel Sugden 21-14 21-8 to level the score at 1-1. After this, the pair of India’s Tanisha Christo and Rituparna Panda landed on the court in the women’s doubles match.
Team India won the last four matches
The duo beat Julie McPerson and Kyra Torrance 21-11 21-8 to give India a 2-1 lead. Tasnim Mir then ensured India’s victory by defeating Lauren Middleton 21-15 21-6 in a one-sided match in the women’s singles match. In the final doubles match, the Indian pair of Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of national head coach Pullela Gopichand, defeated Gilmore and Elinor O’Donnell 21-8 19-21 21-10 in a hard-fought contest.
The match lasted for about 55 minutes. In this way Team India won 4-1 over Scotland. The Indian team will take on the strong team of Thailand on Wednesday. Thailand has been seeded third in the tournament, while India is ranked fifth. India has made it to the semi-finals of this tournament twice (2014 and 2016). However, the team has never won the Uber Cup.
Full responsibility on young players
India’s star shuttler PV Sindhu is not playing in this tournament. At the same time, Saina Nehwal and Ashwini Ponnappa were also not playing the match against Scotland. Saina had suffered an injury in the previous match against Spain. Apart from this, senior shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa was also not playing this match. Apart from India, the teams of Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, China and Denmark have also reached the last-eight.