Synopsis: The match will take place at Bangkok's Impact Arena
Last Updated: 04.17 PM, May 14, 2022
On Sunday, India will face defending champions Indonesia in the Thomas Cup final 2022. The Indian shuttlers battled beyond their load capacity in the semi-final, defeating Denmark 3-2 to advance to the championship for the first time in their athletic history. But it's standard for Indonesia, which has won the Thomas Cup a record 14 times in its history. And now, sports lovers can enjoy the match from the comfort of their homes by live streaming it. Here’s when and where they can catch the match.
Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy of India's men's singles team performed admirably in the semi-finals, whilst Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India's leading doubles team also won, securing India's 3-2 victory over Denmark in the penultimate round.
In the semi-final, Lakshya Sen, India's top-ranked men's singles player, was defeated by Olympic winners Viktor Axelsen in straight sets but India's aspirations of making history were not crushed as the singles team managed to find a spot in the finals.
Coach Vimal Kumar believes the team has finally caught up to the greatest nations in the world in badminton. Speaking Times Now Sports, he said it was made obvious to the players from the start that we have a very balanced team, and that each player, whether in singles or doubles, has conquered the finest. As a result, they wanted to think that they were on pace with any of the previous Thomas Cup winners.
The team was well prepared too. Coaches and athletes would meet before and after the group matches to freely express the strategies and the game plan. The coaches made sure that athletes had enough time to prepare for their matches, taking into account the rival's strengths and weaknesses, he added.
The Thomas Cup 2022 final between India and Indonesia will take place on May 15, Sunday at 11:30 IST. It will take place at Bangkok's Impact Arena.
The final match of the Thomas Cup will be aired on Sports 18 Channel. It can also be live streamed on the Voot app.