PV Sindhu-led Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters 3-2 to keep their slim hopes of advancing to the knockout stages alive
The world federation for badminton has changed the dates as per a revised schedule.
PV Sindhu said the only way to handle the huge responsibility is to practice till she achieves perfection in all her strokes.
India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu did the star turn, winning two matches as Chennai Smashers emerged victorious in the 'Smashers derby', beating Ahmedabad Smash Masters 2-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Saturday.
Chennai Smashers went down to Delhi Dashers in an unfortunate fashion after they had to concede the last match of the tie due to an ankle injury to Gabrielle Adcock in the Premier Badminton League on Wednesday.
While Sindhu accepts the gap in the women's bench strength, she feels junior need to be given time to excel on the international stage.
Sindhu had achieved a career-best ranking of world no 2 for about two months in the later half of the season.
Kidambi Srikanth had a champagne year while PV Sindhu decisively was ahead of Saina Nehwal in their race.
When asked if the India should consider resting the top players for a rest and sending the second-string team for Commonwealth Games (CWG), Gopichand said that CWG is an important event and India can't do without CWG medals.
The entire match consisted of long rallies, ranging from 31-51 shots. On some occasions, both players almost ran out of stamina.
PV Sindhu vs Akane Yamaguchi, BWF Superseries Highlights: The 22-year-old shuttler lost to top seed Akane Yamaguchi in a match that lasted one hour and 30 minutes.
PV Sindhu remains unbeaten in the tournament as she set up a summit clash with top seed Akane Yamaguchi in the Dubai Super Series Finals on Sunday.
PV Sindhu showed great anticipation and dominance to control the proceedings of the game as Yamaguchi got buried under a heap of unforced errors.
Sindhu continued her fine form as she brushed aside her Japanese opponent Sayaka Sato 21-13, 21-12 in the Dubai World Superseries Finals 2017 on Thursday.
Srikanth will play Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen in his second group B match on Thursday. Sindhu will take on Japanese Sayaka Sato on Thursday in her group A encounter.
PV SIndhu's stiffest test in Group A will come from Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, Kidambi Srikanth will have open his campaign against World No.1 Viktor Axelsen.
After the high of Rio Olympics last year, Sindhu continued her rampaging run this season clinching the India Open Super Series and Korea Open Super Series, besides bagging the silver at Glasgow World Championship and finishing as runners-up at Hong Kong Open last month.