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India showcased great determination and fighting spirit to defeat a strong Malaysian side in the quarterfinal and also the mighty Denmark in the semis to make their way into the final. India have lost just one match — against Chinese Taipei in the group stage — so far in the competition.
India will again look to punch above their weight when they run into 14-time winners Indonesia in the final of Thomas Cup here on Sunday, seeking to create history one more time. Given their formidable record, defending champions Indonesia have been the team to beat in the competition, but the Indian men's team has shown its mettle by bringing down mighty Malaysia and Denmark to make its first-ever final at the prestigious tournament.
Thomas Cup Final 2022 live streaming: Brimming with confidence, India will again look to punch above their weight when they run into 14-time winners Indonesia in the final of the Thomas Cup on Sunday, seeking to create history one more time. Given their formidable record, defending champions Indonesia have been the team to beat in the competition, but the Indian men’s team has shown its mettle by bringing down mighty Malaysia and Denmark to make its first-ever final at the prestigious tournament.
What time does India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final start?
India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final will start on May 15 (Sunday) at 11:30 AM IST.
Where is India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final taking place?
India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final will be taking place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
Where can I watch India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final in India?
India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final will be aired on Sports 18 channel in India.
Where can I watch live streaming India vs Indonesia, the Thomas Cup 2022 final in India?
India vs Indonesia, Thomas Cup 2022 final will stream live on the Voot, as well as on the official youtube channel of BWF.
In what will be their first-ever appearance in the tournament finale, the Indian men’s badminton team will square up against the record 14-time champions Indonesia in the Thomas Cup 2022 final at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday.
The Indonesia vs India Thomas Cup 2022 final starts at 11:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time) in India.
No Indian team has previously reached the final of the Thomas and Uber Cup in its 70-plus year history. Indian men reached the Thomas Cup semi-finals in 1952, 1955 and 1979 while the women’s team made it to the Uber Cup top-four in 2014 and 2016.
The Indian team, featuring Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and others, have given a good account of themselves at this year’s tournament.
India finished second in Group C behind Chinese Taipei to qualify for the knockout stage, where they came up on top against strong Malaysian and Danish teams in the quarter-finals and semifinals, respectively.
HS Prannoy deserves special credit for both wins as he came out with crucial victories in the final rubbers of both the quarter-final and semi-final ties.
The world No. 13 Indian’s win over Rasmus Gemke to seal India’s spot in the final was particularly impressive considering Prannoy sustained an injury early in the first game, which he lost, but battled through the pain to drive India home.
Despite their momentum, India face an uphill task in the final against a star-studded Indonesian team, which is yet to lose a single tie in this year’s tournament. Led by world No. 5 and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Anthony Ginting, the Indonesians also have Jonatan Christie, eighth in the world badminton rankings, in their squad.
The world No. 24 Shesar Rhustavito, Indonesia’s third singles player, has also shown some good form and will be high on confidence after producing a decisive win against Japan in the fifth match of their semi-final tie.
In the doubles, though the legendary Hendra Setiawan, the team captain, has played only a single match this campaign, his regular partner Mohammad Ahsan has struck up a productive partnership with Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, winning three of the pair’s two matches together.
It’ll be interesting to see if Indonesia decide to bring back the Satiawan-Ahsan partnership for the final. The two have won three world championships as a pair.
Indonesia’s second doubles team of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto are no slouch either and are former world championships bronze medallists.
Furthermore, Indonesia are the most successful team in the history of the competition with 14 titles and are also the reigning champions. Almost all players from the current team were also part of their championship-winning campaign in 2021, which saw Indonesia end a 19-year-long wait for the Thomas Cup badminton trophy.
Where to watch the Thomas Cup 2022 final live in India?
The India vs Indonesia Thomas Cup 2022 badminton final will be telecast live on the Sports18 TV channel in India. Live streaming will be available on Voot platform.
The Indian Men's Badminton Team on Friday scripted history by reaching the final of the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand. India dominated Denmark 3-2 in the tournament's semi-final to achieve the remarkable feat. India had never made it to the final of the Thomas Cup, having only reached the semi-finals three times in the tournament's history.
India reached the final after HS Prannoy won the decisive fifth set of the semi-final clash against Denmark. Prannoy beat World No. 13 Rasmus Gemke 13-21 21-9 21-12 to help India break the 2-2 tie and win the match 3-2. Thanks to Prannoy's amazing play, India will now face 14-time champions Indonesia in the final of the marquee competition.
First-time finalists take on defending Thomas Cup champions (who are also the most successful team in tournament history) - the India vs Indonesia final fits the classic sports trope of underdog vs giant.
Indonesia are 14-time champions with two top-10 singles players as well as the world's best doubles players, even with the legendary 'Daddies' and 'Minions' pairs split. They were favourites even before the tournament began and have beaten heavyweights China and Japan in the knockouts.
It was a historic moment for the unheralded Indian team as despite the odds, it never lacked in self belief and displayed exemplarily mental fortitude to recover twice from initial reversals to come on top of their opponents. Going into the final, India will look to prove that it possess the wherewithal to pull the rugs from under the feet of their fancied rivals. 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.
The Thomas Cup began as a three-year event. Sixteen nations from four continents competed in the first event in Preston, England, in 1949. It was a best-of-nine format with five singles and four doubles. Malaysia won the first Thomas Cup 8-1, with Lim Chuan Geok leading the way.
India and Indonesia have met seven times before with the latter winning on all the occasions. India first met Indonesia back in 2010 and their latest defeat came in the Badminton Asia Team Championships earlier this year. It will be India’s maiden win over Indonesia on Sunday if they are able to do so. dadad