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BWF World Tour Finals: Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu Drawn in Tough Group

By Priyanka Verma 
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PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will be keen to make amends at the BWF World Tour Finals which will kick-off in Bangkok on Tuesday. While Srikanth was expected to qualify, Sindhu was lucky as the pull-out of many top players helped her to qualify from the last spot.

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PV Sindhu has been drawn in Group B with World number one Tai Tzu- ying and home favourite Ratchanok Intanon as well as Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand for the round-robin stage at BWF World Tour Finals.

Spanish top seed Carolina Marin, seeking a hat-trick of wins in Bangkok, will face South Korean teen sensation An Se-young, Canada’s Michelle Li and Russia’s Evgeniya Kosetskaya in Group A.

In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth has been drawn with Denmark’s Anders Antonsen, Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei, and Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus in Group B.

Compared to Sindhu, Srikanth got a better draw. Srikanth has the ability to beat all three players.

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The former world No. 1 will be eager to get back on the court after he was withdrawn from the second round last week. Srikanth had to pull out as his roommate Sai Praneeth tested positive.

Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen — who is also unbeaten over the past fortnight — faces Taiwan’s world number two Chou Tien-chen, Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting and Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia in Group A.

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