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Five Indians in top-20 of men’s badminton rankings, PV Sindhu No.2 in the world

As many as five Indian shuttlers are in the top-20 of the men’s badminton rankings with Kidambi Srikanth at No.8. PV Sindhu, on the other hand, is the ranked No.2 in women’s singles.

other sports Updated: Sep 28, 2017 18:20 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Kidambi Srikanth is the highest ranked Indian men’s singles badminton player in the world at No.8.(AFP)

Five Indians find themselves in the top-20 of the BWF men’s singles rankings with HS Prannoy being the biggest gainer after his quarterfinal showing at the Japan Open last week.

Prannoy has jumped four places to be world no.15 while Kidambi Srikanth, who too lost in the quarterfinals in Japan, remains the highest-ranked Indian male player at eighth.

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Ajay Jayaram remains 20th while B Sai Praneeth too has not moved from his position last week when he was 17th.

Sameer Verma has gained a couple of places to enter the top-20 at the 19th spot.

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India’s leading ladies, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, remain at the second and 12th spot respectively. They both had lost in the second round in Japan.

The mixed doubles pairing of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra have gained two places to be 17th. They had reached the semifinals of the Japan Open.

First Published: Sep 28, 2017 18:20 IST