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Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: Nehwal vs Wang LIVE, Sindhu & Kashyap to begin campaign: Follow LIVE


Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: First round action continues for the second consecutive day at the Malaysia Open on Tuesday. On Day 2, India’s top shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will all kickstart their respective singles campaign. Saina Nehwal will begin the day by facing USA’s Iris Wang. Later in the day, Sindhu will be up against Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong while Kashyap will be in action against South Korea’s Heo Kwang-hee. Follow Malaysia Open Badminton Live updates on Insidesport.IN

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Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates

Singles action on Day 1

Men’s Singles

  • Parupalli Kashyap vs Heo Kwang-hee – 10.10 AM 

Women’s Singles

  • Saina Nehwal vs Iris Wang – 7.30 AM 
  • PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong – 9.30 AM 

Women’s Doubles

Bhat-Gautam vs Matsumoto-Nagahara – 12.50 PM 

Mixed Doubles

Sumeeth Reddy-Ashwini Ponnappa vs Tabeling-Piek – 7.30 AM

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign - Follow LIVE updates
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates

Saina Nehwal vs Iris Wang 

Saina Nehwal is yet to go past the second round this year and is looking for a resurgence. She missed the Indonesian Masters and Indonesian Open to prepare for the Malaysian Open and she looks to get back to form. The 2012 London Olympics Bronze medalist faces Iris Wang in the opening round.

World No.33 Wang has done well this year by making it to the quarterfinals at Swiss Open, All England Championships and Indonesian Masters. She also finished as runner-up at the Orleans Masters. She is looking for her maiden title this year.

This will be the second meeting between both the players. They last met at the Orleans Masters last year with Saina winning the match in three sets. Saina is once again expected to face a tough fight against Wang.

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign - Follow LIVE updates
Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates

PV Sindhu vs Pornpawee Chochuwong 

PV Sindhu is the only seeded player from India in this tournament and the Word No.7 takes on Pornpawee Chochuwong in the opening round. Sindhu suffered a first round defeat at the Indonesia Open and will be looking to make a strong comeback at this tournament. Sindhu has won two titles this year and is looking to bag her third.

Meanwhile, Chochuwong has had some impressive performances this year. She started the year by finishing as runner-up at Korea Open and also reached the quarterfinal at Asia Championships. She however suffered first round loss at Indonesia Open and is eyes a good comeback but she faces a tough opponent in PV Sindhu.

This will be the 9th time both these players will face each other. Sindhu has a 5-3 lead in the head-to-head record. They last met at the World Championships last year with Sindhu winning the match in straight sets. Sindhu will yet again be the favourite in the upcoming contest.

Parupalli Kashyap vs Heo Kwang-Hee

Kashyap too is battling to get back to form after facing lot of fitness issues in recent times. His best performance this year is reaching the quarterfinals at Swiss Open. He is yet to feature in any other tournament. He looks to get back to form at the Malaysia Open.

Meanwhile, 32nd ranked Kwang-hee has not gone past the second round in any of the tournaments he played this year. He enters Malaysian Open after facing first set defeat at the Indonesia Open.

Both the players have met once in the past which was five years ago at the US Open. Kashyap won the match in three sets. However, Kwang-Hee is a better-ranked player now and Kashyap will face a big challenge.

Women’s Doubles

India’s women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy will kickstart the campaign by facing sixth seeded Japanese duo Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida in the first round. Meanwhile, Haritha Harinarayanan and Ashna Roy will be up against Jeong Na-eun and Kim Hye-jeong.

Mixed Doubles 

Venkat Gaurav Prasad and Jihi Dewangan will begin their campaignb by facing South Korea’s Kim Won-ho and Jeong Na-eun in the first round.

Where to watch Malaysia Open2022 badminton live in India? The Malaysia Open 2022 badminton will be telecasted live on Voot Select from the quarterfinal stage. The first two round matches can be watched at BWF’s official youtube channel BWF TV

Malaysia Open Badminton LIVE: PV Sindhu headlines first round action on Day 2 at Malaysia Open, Saina Nehwal and Kashyap to begin campaign – Follow LIVE updates



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