World No. 44 Sharath kamal, who is ready to obtain the Main Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award, will run into Chinese language Taipei’s Chuang Chih-Yuan, ranked No. 16, whereas world No. 39 Sathiyan will open towards Twenty sixth-ranked Yukiya Uda from Japan.
World No. 44, Manika Batra would be the lone Indian lady competitor within the USD 200,000 prize cash occasion and he or she will probably be up towards Chinese language Chen Xingtong, ranked world No. 7 and seeded No. 3, within the opening spherical on the Hua Mak Indoor Stadium.
The lads’s and girls’s singles occasion of the thirty third version of the occasion, held in a direct knockout format for the primary time, has the highest 16 Asian gamers, together with No. 1 seed Wang Chuqin and Lin Gaoyuan from China, seeded No. 3 and two robust Japanese contenders in No. 2 seed Tomokazu Harimoto and Yukiya Uda.
Each Sathiyan and Sharath achieved sixth positions — to date their greatest end — within the 2019 version in Yokohama and the 2015 version in Jaipur, respectively.
Sharath has been in good type this 12 months, having claimed three gold medals within the Commonwealth Video games, whereas Sathiyan too was a part of the gold-medal profitable males’s crew in Birmingham, the place he additionally picked up a silver in males’s doubles and bronze in singles.