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Satwik-Chirag jump to 20th spot

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, March 22: India's young men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty jumped one place to be 20th in the rankings released on Thursday while singles shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose four places to be 12th.

Satwik and Chirag achieved their highest rank as Malaysians Hendra Setiawan and Boon Heong Tan dropped a place.

In the men's singles rankings, Prannoy, who reached quarter-fils of the All England Championships in his comeback tourment after an injury-induced layoff, jumped to the 12th spot.

His compatriot B. Sai Praneeth moved down three places to be in the 15th place. Praneeth is third highest-ranked Indian men's singles player after Kidambi Srikanth (second) and Prannoy.

In the women's singles, Olympic medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sai Nehwal were static at third and 12th positions respectively.

In the mixed singles, Praav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy have jumped a place to be 24th.

India's top-ranked pair in the women's doubles is Sikki and Ashwini Ponppa. They are in the 26th spot. IANS

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