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Sunday, 14 October 2018


Badminton World Federation Rankings: Jayram and Verma rise.

Ajay Jayaram and Sourabh Verma both made a move upwards as the latest world rankings were released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) this week. Jayaram has climbed three places to 55th while Verma has gone up seven places to 62nd. Both of them rose as a result of their performances at the Chinese Taipei Open last week.
Jayaram lost to the eventual champion Lee Zii Jia in the quarter-finals while Verma won a round before succumbing to eventual runner-up Riichi Takeshita.

There weren’t any changes for India’s top men's singles shuttlers. Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sameer Verma, and Sai Praneeth maintain their sixth, 15th, 23rd, and 26th positions. Parupalli Kashyap, however, has dropped four spots to 61 while Subhankar Dey has slid to 63rd.

RMV Gurusaidutt is 80th, Lakshya Sen is 87th, and Mithun Manjunath is 95th.
In women’s singles, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal stick to their rankings. While Sindhu is third, Nehwal is 11th.They continue to be the only Indian women’s singles shuttlers inside the top 50.
Beyond the top 50, Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka is 59th, Rituparna Das is 61st, Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli is 77th, Mugdha Agrey is 83rd, and Ruthvika Shivani Gadde is 88th.

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