Glasgow: The Indian badminton squad for the mixed team event has been seeded third at the Commonwealth Games to be held here from July 23 to Aug 3. Badminton will feature on 11 days of the Games, starting July 24.
Indian shuttlers emerged a CWG power in the category thanks to Saina Nehwal (women’s singles), Parupalli Kashyap (men’s singles) and Ashwini Ponnappa/Jwala Gutta in women’s doubles, all of whom starred in the country’s silver medal finish at the 2010 edition in New Delhi. They are expected to feature in this year’s contests as well. (Indian shuttlers can win three CWG medals at least, says Jwala Gutta)
The mixed team event consists of a group stage followed by a knockout phase with each tie determined from best-of-five contests featuring matches in each of the five categories.