Playing Against Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt, Nehwal was trailing 21-8, 10-4, when she was forced to quit the match due to an injury
Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will again be one of the top contenders but Saina Nehwal is nowhere near her best with just two quarterfinal finishes to show in the last two years.
Nehwal battled for 58 minutes before going down 16-21, 21-17, 21-23, to Phittayaporn Chaiwan
It was here that Olympic silver medallist Sindhu had claimed the world championship gold in 2019, her last title before the COVID-19 pandemic disruption.
The tournament is scheduled to be played in Birmingham from March 17-21.
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India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day, the day its Constitution came into force in 1950.
This was their 12th meeting, and PV Sindhu has extended the head-to-head lead 11-1
The Indian players seemed to struggle with their fitness as none of them could cross the second round at the Thailand Open, the first event of the Asia leg
Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in a match that clocked 68 minutes
Nehwal eased past her first round opponent Selvaduray in straight games, while Srikanth beat compatriot Sourabh Verma; Kashyap chose to retire after he pulled his calf muscle
Earlier, chaos gripped India's campaign when Saina Nehwal was forced out of the Thailand Open following a positive COVID-19 test
PV Sindhu's loss ended India's campaign in women's singles as the other contender Saina Nehwal was forced out after testing positive for COVID-19 on the eve of the tournament
Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap along with RMV Gurusaidutt and Pranaav Chopra had tested positive last month
While PV Sindhu has been training in London for the last two months, Saina Nehwal was down with COVID-19 and has recently recovered from the dreaded disease
The Asia leg in Bangkok consists of two Super 1000 events -- Yonex Thailand Open and Toyota Thailand Open, followed by BWF World Tour Finals
Saina Nehwal is trying hard to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics but her ranking is poor as of now
While Srikanth had participated in the Denmark Super 750 in October, for the rest of the squad, it will be the first event in nearly 10 months
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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