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Top 10 Male Badminton Players in India

Badminton has gained fame in India in the last couple of years. With Indian players’ dedication to the game, badminton has become popular, and India has gained so many wins. After the amazing performance from the badminton contingent at the Tokyo Olympics, the team showed its hard work at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. The badminton stars will bring more success in 2023. In this article, you will find the 10 best badminton players in India. 

Top 10 Male Badminton players to represent India

Lakshya Sen

Lakshya is one of the best single Badminton players in India. His history in badminton not only won the fame but also so many trophies. Lakshya Sen, a 21-year-old boy, ranked 10th in the World. He was born in Almora, Uttrakhand and at this small age has accomplished more than anyone could have in the Badminton world. He played excellently in recent tournaments and won gold in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. 

Sen was also a member of the team that played Thomas Cup in 2022 and secured Gold. Sen made up the team that won silver in the team event held during the Commonwealth Games in the same year. It is Another achievement that Sen has achieved with his remarkable performance. 

Sen was also a silver medalist at the Youth Olympics in 2018. His journey in badminton has just started and will go along with his amazing performance. This promising player is highly ranked and will achieve more in the future. 

HS Prannoy

Prannoy is another badminton player who has secured a good ranking in the badminton world. Prannoy is a 30-year-old, who comes from Delhi and has earned his badminton career’s best ranking of 8th. Prannoy, like many other Indian badminton players, was coached by Puella Gopichand. 

He was part of the team that won the Thomas Cup in 2022. However, he didn’t receive the expected glory in the singles stage in a major tournament. But his hard work made him into the team that won gold in the mixed team event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Kidambi Srikanth

Another player who comes on the list is a 29-year-old badminton player Kidambi Srinath. He is a more experienced campaigner who was coached by Puella Gopichand. Srinath is one of the best single players in India. The current ranking of Srinath is 13 in the World, below his badminton mates HS Prannoy and Lakshya Sen. 

Srinath was a member of the team that brought gold in India at the Thomas Cup earlier this year. He has also won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and a bronze in 2022 at the CWG singles competition. 

Mithun Manjunath

Mithun Manjunath is another young player on this list. He is from Banglore and is currently at his badminton career’s best international ranking. He is ranked 33rd in the world and second second-youngest player so far on the list. He was coached by Korea’s Yoo-Sung and former Indian Badminton player Vimal Kumar. Their coaching helped him to become who is today and much more in the future. However, Mithun awaits some of the honors others have on the list. But he has finished runner-up at the 2022 Orleans Masters

Sameer Verma

Sameer Verma, an experienced campaigner, is one of the good badminton players in India. He is 28 years old and from Dhar, MP.  Verma’s current ranking is 42nd in the world, which is his best badminton career ranking so far. He has won so many matches and earned popularity during his junior championship days. Verma’s one of the biggest achievements was when he earned the silver medal at the Asian Junior Championship, which was held in Lucknow in 2011. 

Kiran George

Kiran George is another young badminton player in India. He is 22 years old and is from Kerala. He holds his current international ranking at 44th position. Kiran has currently two BWF titles in the World Tour. At this small age, Kiran has achieved a lot and has so many chances to achieve much more. Kiran has won a World Tour title and three BWF international titles to his name. 

Priyanshu Rajawat

Priyanshu Rajawat is the youngest badminton player on the list. He is 20 years old and secures 7th position on this list. His incredible play and dedication to badminton made him into the Indian Badminton Community. Currently, he holds 47th rank in the world. Rajawat was a member of the winning team that played Thomas Cup in 2022. His love for badminton will bring many more awards and glory in the future. His achievements at this young age are incredible. 

Sai Praneeth

Sai Praneeth is a Hyderabad-based badminton player. He is 30 years old and holds 54th rank in the world. His coach was Puella Gopichand, who taught him many things that made him different from others. Sai recently won bronze in the singles tournament at the World Championships held in Basel in 2019. He has won bronze at the Junior Championships in 2010. Praneeth also has the title of the first Indian male shuttler in 36 years to win a bronze medal in the BWF World Championships after Prakash Padukone.

Meiraba Luwang Maisnam

The next player on the list is Meiraba Luwang Maisnam. He is not only a good badminton player but also young. He is ranked 56th in the world, which is his best career ranking. Maisnam has a long journey ahead, in which he will accomplish a lot. For now, he has four BWF Challenge/Series titles to his name. 

Parupalli Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap is one of the famous badminton players in India. This 30-year-old player is from Hyderabad and is in the best phase of his badminton career. He is ranked 59th in the world at the moment and was coached by Puella Gopichand. His achievements include two-time gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games. Kashyap also earned bronze at the 2010 Games in Delhi and won gold at the 2014 Glasgow Games. He also has a silver medal from the 2010 Games in the Mixed Team event.

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