Indian Badminton Player Rankings

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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by sameerph » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:35 am

Read in an interesting stat and we now have now have highest number of players ranked in top 100 in mens singles (11). This is more than Japan and Indonesia (9), China and Denmark (7). As regards top 50, we are second to China with 5 players. China has 6 but we have 2 players ranked 51 and 52.

These are our 11 top 100 players-

7 Srikanth Kidambi
15 Sameer Varma
19 B. Sai Praneeth
21 H. S. Prannoy
40 Subhankar Dey
42 Purupalli Kashyap
51 Sourabh Verma
52 Ajay Jayaram
70 Lakshya Sen
80 Mithun Manunath
98 R.M.V Gurusaidutt

So,our depth in mens singles looks great. Now, only need to get at least in top 5 and maybe another in top 10.



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by Sin Hombre » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:39 am

Top 100 doesn't mean much in badminton. Players not in the top 5 in China, Japan or Indonesia do not get any international exposure and lack the ability to get ranking points outside of home tournaments.



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by Varma » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:01 am

That may be true for players from those nations, but Indian players are getting international exposure from early on and seem to be making use of these opportunities to improve. We never had this depth in our history before. It's time to replicate this success in Women's and doubles categories.

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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by rajitghosh » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:22 am

We should have a thread similar to the tennis one on highest rankings ever of all players



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by Sin Hombre » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:41 am

I would take what we have in women's singles (2 genuine medal contenders) over what we have in the men (zero medal contenders) any day.



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by suresh » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 am

@Hombre is consistent! He always expects a high level of performance and isn't happy with middling ok which a generic fan like me accepts easily. Let's hope that our men move to that level. The real good news is that our doubles performances are improving albeit not even at the level of our men's singles.



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by sameerph » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:46 am

True, Suresh. The expectation differ. Sinhombre is satisfied only when he sees a genuine medal contender. Some of us are happy with number of players in top 50 or top 30.

Unfortunately, none of our mens singles players have been able to rise to a medal contender level at olympics/world championships. Srikanth looked like going there a couple of years back but has gone down since. Sameer Verma,Prannoy, Sai Praneeth have been around 15-30 ranking level for last 3-4 years now. Shubhankar Dey is coming up to that level now. Srikanth,Prannoy,Praneeth are all 26 now, Shubhankar 25 and Sameer 24. So, next year's olympics is their best chance to get up to medal contender level. Lets see if anyone can get upto that level in next 1 year. Of course Srikanth is the best bet.

If that does not happen, next big hope is 17 year old Lakshya sen already rising up into top 70.

In doubles, only real hopes to get to that level now are Satwik-Chirag and they have age on their side.



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by prasen9 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:57 am

suresh wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 am
@Hombre is consistent!
Hey, calling Sin Hombre, Hombre is like calling a non-vegetarian a vegetarian ;-) In certain contexts, it means "no man" but maybe more literally should be "without man". I used to think he is a she. But, now I am not so sure!



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by suresh » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:05 am

prasen9 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:57 am
suresh wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 am
@Hombre is consistent!
Hey, calling Sin Hombre, Hombre is like calling a non-vegetarian a vegetarian ;-) In certain contexts, it means "no man" but maybe more literally should be "without man". I used to think he is a she. But, now I am not so sure!
:rofl: I suspect it is a guy who is an IIT (M?) graduate. To be honest, I don't really care who he/she is.



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by prasen9 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:11 am

:Offtopic: Sure, we know that :-) Neither of us case whether she is a he or he is a she. Actually, in Bengali, we have one word for he or she. Same in Telugu? Tamil?



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Re: Indian Badminton Player Rankings

Post by suresh » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:05 pm

prasen9 wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:11 am
:Offtopic: Sure, we know that :-) Neither of us case whether she is a he or he is a she. Actually, in Bengali, we have one word for he or she. Same in Telugu? Tamil?
In Tamil and Telugu, one uses different words.



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