This is the first time Saina Nehwal will be missing the badminton World Championships. Saina competed in the Thomas and Uber Cup and Denmark Open but withdrew midway due to injuries.
Indonesia are the most successful nation in the history of the team championship of men's badminton with 14 titles.
The only positive against Denmark was the victory of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy in the men's doubles. This was India's first quarterfinal appearance in the competition after 2010.
Competing without top stars like Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and hampered by the injury-forced ouster of Saina Nehwal, the Indian women were outplayed by their Japanese opponents.
Only the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty could manage a win in the men's team championship.
India defeated Tahiti 5-0. The last time Indian men's team qualified for the Thomas Cup final was in 2010. They had lost to Indonesia back then.
India has twice (2014, New Delhi and 2016, Kunshan) reached the semifinals of the tournament.
Kidambi Srikanth started the onslaught with a win over Joran Kweekel before Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty sailed past Ruben Jille-Ties van der Lecq in men's doubles.
Malvika Bansod ensured that India quickly recovers from the opening game reversal as she dished out a dominating 21-13 21-15 win over former world No. 20 Beatriz Corrales.
After the heartbreak of missing out on the Tokyo Olympics qualification, Saina Nehwal sets her sights on Paris 2024.
With their stars missing and senior players out of form, India cut a sorry figure at the Sudirman Cup mixed team championships in Vantaa, Finland.
BAI also on Sunday named a 12-member Indian team for the Sudirman Cup, which is slated to take place from September 26 to October 3 in Finland
Indian men's team has been clubbed alongside China, Netherlands and Tahiti in Group C, while the women's side is in Group B along side Thailand, Spain and Scotland
After Indonesia and South Korea joined Thailand, Australia, Chinese Taipei and Algeria in pulling out due to the coronavirus pandemic, the BWF decided to postpone Thomas and Uber Cup
World champion PV Sindhu changed her decision to pull out of the Thomas and Uber Cup after BAI chief Himanta Biswa Sarma requested her to play for India
The Indian men's team has been placed in Group C alongside 2016 champions Denmark, Germany and Algeria, while the women's side has been clubbed with 14-time winners China, France and Germany in Group D
Thomas And Uber Cup were originally scheduled to be held from May 16-24 but on March 20 was postponed to August 15-23 due to the worsening global health crisis which has led to the death of more than 2 lakh people so far
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