Indian Contenders Shine Bright at All England Badminton Championships

In a stellar display of skill and determination, Indian shuttlers made their mark at the prestigious All England Badminton Championships, with Lakshya Sen and the women’s doubles pair of Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa advancing to the pre-quarterfinals.

Lakshya Sen, the World Championship bronze medalist, exhibited his class as he cruised into the second round with a commanding straight-game victory over Denmark’s Magnus Johannesen. Sen’s formidable performance sets up an intriguing clash against world No.3 Anders Antonsen in the upcoming round of the BWF Super 1000 tournament.

Meanwhile, in the women’s doubles event, Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponnappa showcased impeccable teamwork as they secured a convincing victory over Yeung Nga Ting and Yeung Pui Lam. Their stellar performance earned them a spot in the next round, where they are set to face the formidable Chinese fifth seeds, Zhang Shu Xian and Zheng Yu.

However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for India at the championship, as Priyanshu Rajawat faced an early exit following a hard-fought battle against Indonesia’s Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo, resulting in a narrow loss in the opening round.

Nevertheless, the Indian contingent remains optimistic, with Lakshya Sen leading the charge with his stellar form, while Crasto and Ponnappa continue to dazzle with their exceptional coordination and prowess on the court. Stay tuned for more updates as the tournament progresses.

All England Open Championships 2024 schedule:

Date: 14 March 2024

Second Round

Starts at 3:30 PM IST and ends at Next Day 1:30 AM IST

Date: 15 March 2024


Session 1: Starts at 3:30 PM IST; Ends at 8:30 PM IST

Session 2: Starts at 10:30 PM IST; Ends  Next Day at 3:30 AM IST

Date: 16 March 2024


Session 1: Starts at 3:30 PM IST; Ends at 8:30 PM IST

Session 2: Starts at 10:30 PM IST; Next Day Ends at 3:30 AM IST

Date: 17 March 2024


Starts at 3:30 PM IST and ends at 8:30 PM IST

Draw and Results at the All England Open 2024 Indian Shuttlers

Men’s Singles – First Round:

  • HS Prannoy vs Su Li-yang (Chinese Taipei)
  • Lakshya Sen vs Ng Tze Yong (Malaysia)
  • Srikanth Kidambi vs Viktor Axelsen (Denmark)
  • Priyanshu Rajawat vs Chico Aura Dwi Wardoyo (Indonesia)

Women’s Singles – First Round:

  • PV Sindhu vs Yvonne Li (Germany)
  • Aakarshi Kashyap vs Pai Yu-po (Chinese Taipei)

Men’s Doubles – First Round:

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty vs Mohammad Ahsan & Hendra Setiawan (Indonesia)

Women’s Doubles – First Round:

Treesa Jolly & Gayatri Gopichand vs Apriyani Rahayu & Siti Fadia Silva Ramadhanti (Indonesia)

Swetaparna Panda & Rutaparna Panda vs Rin Iwanaga & Kie Nakanishi (Japan)

Tanisha Crasto & Ashwini Ponnapp vs Yeung Nga Ting & Yeung Pui Lam (Hong Kong)

All England Open 2024: Live Broadcast & Live Streaming

The All England Open will be streamed live for free on the JioCinema app and website, while the Court 1 and Court 2 matches will be shown live on the Sports 18-1 channel in India. Moreover, viewers may watch the action live on the BWF TV YouTube channel from courts 3 and 4.

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