Suara.com – Indonesia has a great opportunity to defend the Thomas Cup title this year. In the 2022 Thomas Cup, Indonesia, which beat Japan in the semifinals, will face India in the final.
The Thomas Cup Final is not the first time Indonesia vs India has met. Previously, the two sides had faced off twice in the Thomas Cup.
The Red and White Team made sure to qualify for the 2022 Thomas Cup final after thwarting Japan’s tough resistance with a score of 3-2.
The three representatives who brought Indonesia to the final of the 2022 Thomas Cup against Japan were Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, Mohammad Ahsan/Kevin Sanjaya, and Shesar Hiren Rhustavito.
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Meanwhile, two other Indonesian representatives, namely Jonatan Christie and Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto, failed to beat their opponents in the semifinals.
The certainty of Indonesia stepping into the 2022 Thomas Cup final was actually preceded by India which was surprisingly able to overthrow the champion candidate, Denmark, in the semifinals.
India, which for the first time penetrated the Thomas Cup final, defeated Denmark 3-2 in the semifinals.
India’s victory was determined by its three champions, namely Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty, Srikanth Kidambi, and Prannoy HS Kumar.
Indonesia and India will now face each other in the 2022 Thomas Cup final, which will be held at the Impact Arena, Sunday (15/5/2022) starting at 15.00 WIB.
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Ahead of this duel, many are looking for the record of the Indonesian men’s badminton team against the Indian badminton team.
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