Badminton in India has been growing rapidly in the recent times with so many Indian players doing outstandingly well in international tournaments. Recently with the Korea and Japan Open Superseries coming to an end, it was speculated that India would outdo itself in the BWF rankings. But much to everyone’s surprise, India has not just outperformed itself, but has also topped the list leaving behind major countries such as China, Malaysia and Denmark.
According to the latest BWF Rankings, India has a total of 13 players in the top 100, defeating China (7), Denmark (8) and Malaysia (9) by a huge margin. Adding to the aforementioned victory for India, the male shuttlers from India have set a new record as five Indian players attained the Top 20 of the BWF Rankings. These include Srikanth Kidambi, H.S. Prannoy, B. Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and Ajay Jayaram.
Here are the countries with the most male badminton players in the Top 100 of the list, with India topping the charts –
In the latest BWF rankings, 13 male badminton players from India secured a position in the Top 100. They are Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma, Ajay Jayaram, Sourabh Verma, Parupalli Kashyap, Subhankar Dey, Aditya Doshi, Abhishek Yelegar, Pratul Doshi, Harsheel Dani and Siril Verma.
Malaysia comes second on the list with 9 players making it to the Top 100. They are Lee Chong Wei, Wei Feng Chong, Zulfadli Zulkiffli, Darren Liew, Lee Zii Jia, Iskandar Zulkarnain, Joo Ven Soong, Giap Chin Goh and Lim Chi Wing.
Denmark takes the 3rd position on the list with 8 shuttlers on the list. In fact, one of their players, Viktor Axelsen, takes the top position. The players are Viktor Axelsen, Anders Antonsen, Jan O Jorgensen, Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus, Emil Holst, Kim Bruun, Rasmus Gemke and Victor Svendsen.
In the latest BWF rankings there are 7 Chinese players in the top 100. They are as follows, Lin Dan, Shi Yuqi, Chen Long, Tian Houwei, Huang Yuxiang, Qiao Bin and Zhao Junpeng. Also, it is appreciable that all 7 players are within the top 50 rankings.
These BWF rankings show how India has performed exceedingly well in the latest tournaments and this increases the hopes of the Indian fans to see their favorites achieve a lot success in the future endeavors.