Aiming for that elusive singles CWG medal, Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa will make one last-ditch effort to interrupt the jinx even because the Indian squash contingent, full of nation’s finest performers, has landed in Birmingham with a goal to earn podium locations in all classes. The trio of Dipika Pallikal, Joshna and Saurav have been carrying the Indian group on their shoulders for the final 15 years. Heading in the direction of the tip of their wonderful careers, all three are working additional time to present their all of their fourth and doubtless final Commonwealth Video games.
Indian gamers have managed to win solely three medals for the reason that sport’s introduction to the Commonwealth Video games in 1998.
Certainly one of them was the path-breaking gold medal received by the celebrated duo of Joshna and Dipika Pallikal within the Glasgow version eight years in the past.
They return to the UK as favourites to win the ladies’s doubles title, having received the world title earlier this 12 months.
Now a mom of twins, Dipika had additionally received the combined doubles title alongside Ghosal on the World Doubles Championship in April to finish a sensational comeback.
Barring Egypt, all high squash enjoying nations, together with England, are a part of the Commonwealth. India have to this point drawn a clean in singles however Joshna and Ghosal can be making one ultimate push to alter that document. Dipika has not but resumed enjoying singles after comeback from motherhood.
“Hope so,” stated Ghosal when requested if 2022 was India’s finest likelihood of successful a singles medal.
“We have now come leaps and bounds since we began enjoying 20 years black. All of us have progressed as gamers. Everyone seems to be in with a shot in all of the classes. The execution will occur over the course of the following two weeks.
“The CWG has at all times had a powerful discipline. Successful medal is an enormous deal right here. ” Ghosal was seeded third within the earlier version however made an early exit. He isn’t considering an excessive amount of about his opponents as that places extra stress.
“I’m not trying on the draw. That’s the place I acquired it incorrect final time. Simply attempting to take it sooner or later a time and get myself by to the medal spherical.” The Indians skilled with former world primary Gregory Gaultier in Chennai for every week earlier than leaving for Birmingham.
The 14-year-old Anahat Singh has attracted numerous consideration after her choice within the girls’s group. Her efficiency too can be keenly adopted. She emerged champion within the ladies Below-15 class on the Asian Juniors Squash Championship final month.
To this point, Anahat has received 46 nationwide circuit titles, two nationwide circuit titles, two nationwide championships and eight worldwide titles. She is the one Indian woman to win the US Junior Open in any class and the British Junior Open.
The opposite CWG debutants embrace Sunyana Kuruvilla, Abhay Singh and V Senthilkumar.
Squad: Males Singles: Saurav Ghosal, Ramit Tandon, Abhay Singh Girls Singles: Joshana Chinappa, Sunyana Kuruvilla, Anahat Singh Girls’s Doubles: Dipika Pallikal/Joshna Chinappa Combined Doubles: Saurav Ghosal/Dipika Pallikal, Ramit Tandon/Joshana Chinappa Males’s Doubles: Ramit Tandon/Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Velavan Senthilkumar / Abhay Singh.
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