Twelve Indian male badminton players are currently ranked in the top 100, with seven in the top 50.
Shuttlers HS Prannoy and Parupalli Kashyap entered the pre-quarterfinals of the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold.
HS Prannoy will cross swords with Indonesia's Firman Abdul Kholik and Kashyap will square off against local shuttler Oscar Guo on Wednesday.
HS Prannoy notched up a thrilling three-game win over Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap in an all-Indian final to clinch the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold
On a comeback trail, Kashyap reached his first semifinals of an international event in seven months after defeating compatriot Sameer Verma 21-13, 21-16 in 40 minutes.
Parupalli Kashyap requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Sports Minister Vijay Goel to look into the matter.
Chennai Smashers claimed the Premier Badminton League 2017 title on Saturday after edging out Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in a thrilling final
PV Sindhu-led Chennai Smashers defeated Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to lift the 2017 Premier Badminton League 2017 title in New Delhi on Saturday. Catch all the highlights of PBL 2017 here.