Ace Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap were crashed out of the Swiss Open in the first round on Wednesday
Saina Nehwal and Sourabh Verma are the defending champions, having won the women's and men's singles titles respectively in Guwahati last year.
Sourabh Verma's progress to the summit clash in Syed Modi International tournament saw him grab the 29th spot. India thus became the only country to have six shuttlers inside the top 30.
Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma lost 15-21, 17-21 to Chinese Taipei's Wang Tzu Wei in the men's singles final of the Syed Modi International tournament.
Syed Modi International: Sourabh Verma entered the men's singles final after a hard-fought three-game win over Korea's Heo Kwang Hee.
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth defeated compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-11 15-21 21-19 in the second round to enter the quarterfinals for the first time in seven months.
Sourabh Verma defeated Sun Fei Xiang of China 21-12, 17-21, 21-14 in the final to win the Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100.
Sourabh Verma defeated Japan's Minoru Koga 22-20, 21-15 to march into the final of Vietnam Open.
Sourabh Verma got the better of home favourite Tien Minh Nguyen to enter the men's singles semi-final at the Vietnam Open BWF Tour Super 100 tournament.
Heading into the tournament, Saina Nehwal and Sourabh Verma will draw confidence from the fact that they have won the tournament in the past.