Thomas Cup 2022 final live streaming: First-time finalists India will take on 14-time champions Indonesia in a highly-anticipated final of the prestigious team championships in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday from 11:30 am IST.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (left) and Chirag Shetty (right) react after winning their semi-final match against Denmark. (Courtesy: AP)
- India face 14-time champions Indonesia in the final of the Thomas Cup
- The Thomas Cup final will get underway from 11:30 am IST
- India stunned Malaysia and Denmark en route to the final in Bangkok
Indie eye history as they take on 14-time champions Indonesia in the final of the Thomas Cup prestigious team championship in Bangkok on Sunday, May 15.
It’s a battle between first-time finalists India and the most successful team in the history of the tournament but Kidambi Srikanth’s men are heading into the finale high on confidence, having beaten 5-time champions Malaysia and powerhouses Denmark in the quarter-final and semi-final, respectively.
While Indonesia have been relentless with an unbeaten record, India have lost just one match — against Chinese Taipei in the group stage — so far in the competition.
If Indonesia disposed off China and Japan in the knockout stage, India went past five-time former champions Malaysia and 2016 winner Denmark.
The poster boys of Indian men’s badminton — Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy — have shouldered the responsibility with an invincible record of five wins, while the country’s best doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty put their hands up whenever the chips were down.
The young combination of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala have proved to be a weak link but they gave a good account of themselves during their losses against Malaysia and Denmark.
World number 9 Lakshya Sen, who was laid low by food poisoning at the start of the tournament, has played well in patches but couldn’t provide a positive start in the last two outings.
On Sunday, Sen is likely to go up against world number 4 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting and the Indian will take inspiration from his last performance against the Indonesian, whom he easily dismantled in straight games at German Open in March.
When and where will the Thomas Cup final be held?
The Thomas Cup 2022 final between India and Indonesia will be played at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Sunday, May 15 from 11:30 am IST.
How to watch the Thomas Cup final live on TV in India?
Sports18 will provide the live TV coverage of the Thomas Cup 2022 final in India.
Where to watch the Thomas Cup final live streaming in India?
Voot App will provide the live streaming of the Thomas Cup 2022 final in India.