Welcome to The Bridge's LIVE Blog from the Day 1 of Sudirman Cup 2021.
India will take on Thailand in their first group stage tie today. The Indian challenge today will be led by Kidambi Srikanth in Men's Singles and the women's doubles duo of Ashwini Ponaappa and Sikki Reddy. The others in action will be Malavika Bansod in women's singles, MR Arjun-Dhruv Kapila in men's singles and Sai Praneeth-Tanisha C in mixed doubles.
Stay tuned for all the latest updates.
- 26 Sep 2021 11:30 AM GMT
That's all we have from today from the Indian side in the Sudirman Cup 2021 at the Energia Areena in Finland. The day started off brilliantly for India with the men's doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and Arjun MR registering a straight-games win, but things went downhill soon after.
Thank you for joining today, and do join in tomorrow when India takes on the defending champions - CHINA.
- 26 Sep 2021 11:26 AM GMT
The mixed doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Sai Praneeth fall to a 21-13, 21-11 defeat as India lose the tie 4-1.
Not an ideal start to her international career for Crasto, but the 18-year-old did show a lot of promise in her short stint on the court today.