Indian badminton men's singles star H.S. Prannoy will feature in the Group A of the BWF World tour finals alongside Olympic Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, Kodai Naraoka of Japan and Lu Guang Zu of China.
HS Prannoy is third-seeded among the eight men singles players featuring in the 2022 BWF World Tour finals.
The BWF World Tour finals has been moved from Guangzhou, China to Bangkok, Thailand after rise in Covid cases and is scheduled from 7th December 2022 to 11th December 2022.
HS Prannoy is the only shuttler from India at the BWF World Tour finals in 2022 after the withdrawal of PV Sindhu owing to injury.
Prannoy, also nominated for BWF's "most improved player of the year" award, has had a consistent 2022. From the beginning of the year till September, he made it to the quarterfinals of 10 out of 13 tournaments. His biggest feat of the year, however, was inspiring India's maiden triumph at the Thomas Cup team event — their first title in the 73-year history of the competition.
Prominent Indian names such as Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and doubles pair Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty drew curtains on their seasons after the BWF Super 300 Hylo Open.
BWF World Tour Finals Men's Singles Draw
Group A: Viktor Axelsen (DEN), HS Prannoy (IND), Kodai Naraoka (JPN), Lu Guangzu (CHN)
Group B: Chou Tien Chen (TPE), Jonatan Christie (INA), Loh Kean Yew (SGP), Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (INA)
BWF World Tour Finals Women's Singles Draw
Group A: Chen Yu Fei (CHN), An Se Young (KOR), Akane Yamaguchi (JPN), Gregoria Mariska (INA)
Group B: Tai Tzu Ying (TPE), He Bing Jiao (CHN), Ratchanok Intanon (THA), Busanan Ongbamrungphan (THA)
BWF World Tour Finals Men's Doubles Draw
Group A: Fajar Alfian/Rian Ardianto (INA), Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi (MAS), Takuro Hoki/Yugo Kobayashi (JPN), Choi Sol Gyu/Kim Won Ho (KOR)
Group B: Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA), Liu Yu Chen/Ou Xuan Yi (CHN), Aaron Chia/Soh Wooi Yik (MAS), Kim Astrup/Anders Rasmussen (DEN)
BWF World Tour Finals Women's Doubles Draw
Group A: Jeong Na Eun/Kim Hye Jeong (KOR), Benyapa Aimsaard/Nuntakarn Aimsaard (THA), Vivian Hoo/ Lim Chiew Sein (MAS), Jongkolphan Kititharakul/Rawinda Prajongjai (THA)
Group B: Zhang Shu Xian/Zheng Yu (CHN), Chen Qing Chen/Jia Yi Fan (CHN), Pearly Tan/Thinaah Muralitharan (MAS), Siti Fadia Ramandhanti/Apriyani Rahayu (INA)
BWF World Tour Finals Mixed Doubles Draw
Group A: Zheng Si Wei/Huang Ya Qiong (CHN), Goh Soon Huat/Lai Shevon Jemie (MAS), Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (FRA), Rinov Rivaldy/Pitha Haningtyas (INA)
Group B: Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai(THA), Supak Jomkoh/Supissara Paewsampran (THA), Wang Yi Lyu/Huang Dong Pink (CHN), Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing (MAS)