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Treesa Jolly & Gayathri Gopichand is World No. 19 and emerging as India's top women's pair

Treesa Jolly & Gayatri's HYLO Open Bronze accelerates them to their career-best World No.19, and the pair is emerging as India's promising Women's doubles players and anticipating better performance in the upcoming Bahrain International Challenge 2022. Aakarshi Kashyap, Malvika Bansod, Kiran George, Priyanshu Rajawat, Meiraba Luwang Maisnam, and Sathish Kumar Karunakaran are participating in the Bahrain International Challenge 2022 and their performances will impact the rank positions next week.

Photo Courtesy BWF Badminton

Badmintonscholar presents the analysis of the Indian players' World Rank on Week 48, 29 Nov 2022, and discusses the perspectives of the players to represent the country in the Summer Olympics Paris 2024.

Treesa and Gayatri is emerging as India's best Women's doubles pair.

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.

Sameer Verma, Sai Praneeth, and Sourabh Varma may surprise and penetrate into the top 16 if they perform better during the qualification period.

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%

6, Lakshya SEN - Career Best

11, KIDAMBI Srikanth


34, Sameer Verma

38, Sai Praneeth

41, Mithun Manjunath

49, Parupalli Kashyap

51, Kiran GEORGE - Career Best

52, Priyanshu Rajawat - Career Best

60, Sourabh VERMA

61, Meiraba Luwang MAISNAM - Career Best

70, Subhankar DEY

80, Sathish Kumar KARUNAKARAN - Career Best

95, Kartikey GULSHAN KUMAR

90, Chirag SEN

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 - 15%

5, PV Sindhu

32, Saina Nehwal

35, Malvika Bansod - Career Best

36, Aakarshi Kashyap - Career Best

53, Anupama Upadhyaya

57, Ashmita Chaliha

61, Imad Farooqui SAMIYA

63, IRA Sharma


70, Tasnim MIR


79, GADDE Ruthvika Shivan

88, Rituparna DAS

91, Aditi BHATT

88, Sri Krishna Priya KUDARAVALLI

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.

Indian duo Chirag Satwik is in the Career Best Rank No.7.

Top 100 Men's Doubles Indian Players - 11%

7, Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY Chirag SHETTY - Career Best


35, Krishna Prasad GARAGA Vishnuvardhan Goud PANJALA


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

61, Shyam PRASAD S. Sunjith (Jr) - Career Best


79, ATTRI Manu, Reddy B Sumith

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

92, Manjit Singh KHWAIRAKPAM Dingku Singh KONTHOUJAM - Career Best

93, Himanshu MITTAL Shubham SHARMA - Career Best


Top 100 Women's Doubles Indian Players - 07%

Trisha Jolly and Gayatri cruised into the top 20 and emerged as a propitious Women's doubles Indian pair. Though it has only 07 pairs in the top, Women's Doubles is the weak zone of the Indian contingent.


16, Ashwini PONNAPPA REDDY Sikki

36, Ashwini BHAT K.Shikha GAUTAM - Career Best

49, Haritha MANAZHIYIL H Ashna ROY - Career Best

56, Simran SINGHI Ritika THAKER - Career Best

92, Palak ARORA Unnati HOODA

97, Rutaparna PANDA Swetaparna PANDA

Mixed Doubles is the another area in which India has to concentrate more. Only 6 pairs are in the top 100 and no one is in or nearer to the top 16. Among these top 6 pairs, Men's and Women's doubles experts, Satwik, Aswhini, Sikki, and Dhruv are part. Though they are close to the world's top 16, they will concentrate on Doubles.

Top 100 Mixed Doubles Indian Players - 09%

24, Ishaan BHATNAGAR Tanisha CRASTO - Career Best

45,Venkat Gaurav PRASAD Juhi DEWANGAN

59, REDDY B. Sumeeth Ashwini PONNAPPA


90, M.R. ARJUN Treesa JOLLY

85, Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY Ashwini PONNAPPA

94, THANDRANGI Hema Nagendra Babu Srivedya GURAZADA

99, Rohan KAPOOR REDDY Sikki

100, Akshan SHETTY Simran SINGHI

No. of World Top 16 Indian Players

Men's Singles 03

Women's Singles 01

Men's Doubles 01

Women's Doubles 00

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

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 Development and major international tournaments.

No. of World Top 100 Indian Players

Men's Singles 15

Women's Singles 15

Men's Doubles 11

Women's Doubles 06

Mixed Doubles 09

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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