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Prannoy, Satwik & Chirag start BWF Tour 2023 positively

India has only a little good news from BWF 1000 Malaysia Open 2023. Early exits of the star walls, Sindhu, Lakshya, Srikanth, and Saina are disappointments. Prannoy's Quarterfinals and Chirag Satwik's Semifinals are the good news and have started their tour finals probability in positive. Treesa and Gayatri are also in the top 9 of the world tour ranking after BWF 1000 Malaysia Open 2023.

Youngsters Malvika and Aakarshi Kashyap gained experience from their first BWF 1000 tournament. The number upcoming of Indian players in the top 50 world ranking comes down to 15, after the big event, BWF 1000 Malaysia Open 2023. BWF 750 Indian Open 2023 which starts on 17th Jan 2023 will be the answer for the senior and upcoming Indian players.

Players & Pairs

in the Top 16


in the Top 16 -50


In the Top 100


Upcoming Important Tournaments

BWF 750 YONEX SUNRISE India Open 2023, 17 - 22 January

BWF 500 DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2023, 24 - 29 January

BWF 300 PRINCESS SIRIVANNAVARI Thailand Masters 2023, 31 January - 05 February

BWF 300 YONEX German Open 2023, Mar 07-12

BWF 1000 YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships 2023, Mar 14-19

BWF 300 Madrid Spain Masters 2023, Mar 28-02

Important Dates

Qualification Period for Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

1 May 2023 and 28 April 2024

Qualification period for BWF World Tour Finals 2023(13th Dec 2023)

The qualification starts from 10th Jan 2023 (PETRONAS Malaysia Open 2023) to 28th Nov 2023(Syed Modi India 2023 BWF 300)

Indian Probables for BWF World Tour Finals 2023:

MS No. 5, Prannoy HS

MD No. 3, Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY Chirag SHETTY


Photo Courtesy BWF Badminton

Badmintonscholar presents the analysis of the Indian players' World Rank on Week 03, 17 Jan 2023, and discusses the perspectives of the players to represent the country in the Summer Olympics Paris 2024 and World Tour Finals 2023.


Paris 2024

Paris qualification period will start from May 1 in 2023 to April 28 in 2024.

Rule 1: During the qualification period, the player should be ranked between 1-250 in the BWF Race to Paris Ranking list of 28 April 2024.

Rule 2: There will be at least two athletes from each of the five BWF Continental Confederations. Though India is an Asian Country, players cannot enjoy the continental quota.

Rule 3: During the qualification period, the country's top player will qualify if they are in the top 35 in the Race to Paris Ranking list.

Rule 4:During the qualification period, the country's top two players will qualify if they are in the top 16 in the Race to Paris Ranking list.

Indian Men's Singles contingent is stronger because of its distribution and depth. Lakshya, Kidambi, and Prannoy are contesting stronger to ensure 2 berths for the next Summer Olympics Paris 2024.

The promising young players just completed their junior circuit and entered into the top 100, Priyanshu Rajawat, Meiraba Luwang Maisnam, and Sathish Kumar Karunakaran are promising a strong tail of the Indian Men's Singles Contingent.


World Top 100 Men's Singles Indian Players - 15%


12, Lakshya SEN

14, KIDAMBI Srikanth

37, Mithun Manjunath

43, Kiran George

45, Sameer Verma

49, Priyanshu Rajawat

53, Sai Praneeth

55, Meiraba Luwang Maisnam - Career Best

59, Parupalli Kashyap

78, Kartikey Gulshan Kumar

90, Sathish Kumar Karunakaran

93 S.Sankar Muthusamy - Career Best

99 Chirag Sen

100 Harshit Aggarwal

In contrast to the Men's Singles, other categories of the Indian side need more focus and fuel to identify potential players and pairs to qualify for Olympics from the top 16 ranks slot.

The minimum and possible number of players/pairs that can represent a country in the Olympics is 5, each one for a category. At the same time, if two players/pairs from a country are in the top 16 of each category, the Maximum probability is 10 players/pairs. If the same world ranking positions are considered now, India can represent only 6 players/pairs in Paris 2024.


Malvika Bansod and Aakarshi Kashyap trail behind PV Sindhu to reach top 16 mark.

Top 100 Women's Singles Indian Players - 16%

7, PV Sindhu

31, Saina Nehwal

34, Malvika Bansod

39, Aakarshi Kashyap - Career Best

52, Ashmita Chaliha

53, Tasnim MIR - Career Best

54, Anupama Upadhyaya

59, GADDE Ruthvika Shivani

60, IRA Sharma

53, Tanya Hemanth

64, Imad Farooqui SAMIYA

73, Rituparna DAS

75, Aditi BHATT - Career Best


91, Prerana Nelluri - Career Best

99 , MANSI SINGH - Career Best

While Saina struggles to keep her momentum, identifying the next players to join Sindhu in the top 16 to qualify for Paris is a challenge for India. Malvika Bansod and Aakarshi Kashyap are in the top 50 and give confidence.

Similarly in Men's Doubles, next to Satwik and Chirag, Arjun and Dhruv is pushing toward the rank 16 mark. The other 5 pairs are in the top 100, it will be a challenge for them to manage Indonesia, China, and other Asian counterparts.

Top 100 Men's Doubles Indian Players - 07%

6, Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY Chirag SHETTY


31, Krishna Prasad GARAGA Vishnuvardhan Goud PANJALA - Career Best

47, P.S RAVIKRISHNA Sankar Prasad UDAYAKUMAR - Career Best


70, Achutaditya Rao DODDAVARAPU Venkata Harsha Vardhan Rayudu VEERAMREDDY - Career Best

71, Shyam PRASAD S. Sunjith (Jr)


Top 100 Women's Doubles Indian Players - 08%

Trisha Jolly and Gayatri cruised into the top 20 and emerged as a propitious Women's doubles Indian pair. Though it has only 09 pairs in the top, Women's Doubles is the weak zone of the Indian contingent. This week most of all the pairs have progressed to their best positions and two new pairs entered the top 100.

16, Treesa JOLLY, Gayatri Gopichand Pullela - Career Best

38, Ashwini BHAT K.Shikha GAUTAM

40, Ashwini PONNAPPA REDDY Sikki

50, Simran SINGHI Ritika THAKER

51, Haritha MANAZHIYIL H Ashna ROY

73, Rutaparna PANDA Swetaparna PANDA

85, Palak ARORA Unnati HOODA

100 Pooja DANDU Arathi Sara SUNIL - Career Best

Mixed Doubles is another zone in which India has to concentrate more. Only 08 pairs are in the top 100 and no one is in or nearer to the top 16. Ishaan Bhatnagar & Tanisha Crasto gives confidencethe by inching toward top 20.

Top 100 Mixed Doubles Indian Players - 06%

21, Ishaan Bhatnagar Tanisha Crasto

49,Venkat Gaurav PRASAD Juhi DEWANGAN

65, Rohan KAPOOR REDDY Sikki - Career Best

77, REDDY B. Sumeeth Ashwini PONNAPPA

79, M.R. ARJUN Treesa JOLLY

87, Nithin H.V. S RAM Poorvisha - Career Best

No. of World Top 16 Indian Players - 06

Men's Singles 03

Women's Singles 01

Men's Doubles 01

Women's Doubles 01

Mixed Doubles 00

The top 16 players will get sufficient support from SAI, BAI, and Sponsors to be on the top ranking. They are the probable contingent for the Summer Olympics Paris 2024.


No. of World Top 17 to 50 Indian Players - 15

Men's Singles 04

Women's Singles 03

Men's Doubles 03

Women's Doubles 03

Mixed Doubles 02

Players in the top 50 world ranking will get sufficient sponsorship and fund from SAI and BAI to participate in more BWF tournaments.

Even though they are in World's Top 50, they require to participate in the National Selection Trials of Core Group and major international tournaments. They are directly eligible to participate in the National Selection Trials of Core Group and major international tournaments.

No. of World Top 100 Indian Players - 52

Men's Singles 15

Women's Singles 16

Men's Doubles 07

Women's Doubles 08

Mixed Doubles 06

These players will get a qualification and main draw entry for BWF 100 and 300 tournaments which will boost their World ranking further. These players have to focus on their National circuits too to qualify for the selection trials for Core Group of the year to get funds from BAI and SAI.

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