P V Sindhu and K Srikanth: Top Billing Commonwealth Gamesby Opinion Express April 4, 2018 0 comments
Top Billing for the Commonwealth Games, starting at Carrara Sports and Leisure ZCentre on April 10, has been given to the Olympic silver medalist P V Sindhu and World’s No. 2 badminton champion K Srikanth for their respective women’s and men’s singles badminton competitions.
In the draw of 64, Sindhu will begin her quest for the gold in the second round against Falkland Islands’ Zoe Morris after both the players received byes in their respective opening rounds.
The 22-year-old Indian is expected to meet 2014 Glasgow Games champion Michelle Li in the semifinals. The third seeded Canadian had beaten Sindhu in the semi-finals four years back en route the gold medal.
The 2010 champion and former world No 1 Saina Nehwal has been seeded second and will start her campaign with a second-round clash against Elsie de Villiers in the other half of the draw. In men’s singles, Srikanth, who clinched four titles in the last season, will open his campaign against Liam Fong of Fiji and is likely to clash with 2010 silver medallist Rajiv Ouseph in the semi-finals.
Courtesy: The Pioneer