India 20 June 2019 named a 23-member squad to represent the country at the Asian Junior Badminton Championship. The tournament will be held in Suzhou, China from 20th of next month.
The boys’ singles challenge will be spearheaded by Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba Luwang. He has amassed an impressive total of 1000 points by virtue of a fine run in the domestic circuit.
The girls’ team will be spearheaded by Malvika Bansod of the Airport Authority of India. She topped the list with 1000 points.
Ishaan Bhatnagar and Vishnuvardhan Goud will be leading India’s challenge in the boys’ doubles competition, while Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto will be the ones to watch out for in girls’ doubles.
In-form pair of K Dingku Sing and Ritika Thakkar will be India’s mainstay in the mixed doubles event. The cumulative ranking points from the two All India Junior Ranking tournaments held in Chennai and Trivandrum, in the month of May were considered for selecting the squad.