India have prepared well for World Championships, says badminton coach Pullela Gopichand

India's recent performances in doubles have noticeably gone down while in the singles events it has been on the rise with eight shuttlers in the top 50 of the men's singles rankings.

updated: July 31, 2013 18:05 IST
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New Delhi: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand has said the new crop of Indian players was coming along well and that they have a great opportunity to showcase their promise at the World Championships, starting on Monday in Guangzhou.

"I think the younger crop is coming along well and it is a matter of time before they start producing good results. I am particularly sure of our doubles combinations making impact at the international level," the 39-year-old former All-England champion told IANS.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra, Akshay Dewalkar, Tarun Kona, Arun Vishnu, Aparna Balan, Nelakurthi Siki Reddy, Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre will form the doubles teams at the Worlds.

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