Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the World Championship after going down to Busanan Ongbamrungphan in a hard-fought women's singles pre-quarterfinals on Thursday
Dhruv Kapila and MR Arjun moved to the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind victory over Terry Hee and Loh Kean Hean at the World Championships
Saina Nehwal kicked-off her BWF World Championships campaign with a straight game win over Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi
Expectations will be high from Lakshya Sen and the pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, who will enter the world event on the back Commonwealth Games gold medals.
Saina Nehwal won't be a part of India's badminton contingent for the upcoming Commonwealth Games
Playing on Court 2, PV Sindhu came through a tough test against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games
PV Sindhu was shown the door in the opening round by China's He Bing Jiao at the Indonesia Open Super 1000 earlier this month.
Prannoy, who played a key role in India's historic triumph in the Thomas Cup last month, pulled out to focus on next four events on the Tour.
Lakshay Sen and HS Prannoy, have been drawn to clash in the pre-quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open
Thailand Open: Kidambi Srikanth beat France's Brice Leverdez 18-21 21-10 21-16 in the men's singles first round match.