Saina Nehwal will be missed but lot expected of Sindhu in Sudirman Cup, says Pullela Gopichand

With hardly any time left to name a replacement for Saina, the Malaysian Grand Prix Gold champion, world no. 13 Sindhu is all set to spearhead the Indian challenge in the women's singles.

updated: May 18, 2013 18:21 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: Drawn alongside strong teams such as China and Indonesia, India would find the going tough, especially in the absence of Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal, at the Sudirman Cup Mixed team Championship starting on Sunday.

The Indian team suffered a major blow as far as the women's team was concerned when Saina and doubles specialist Jwala Gutta pulled out of event.

Saina opted out of the competition, to be held from May 19 to 26, after she failed to recover fully from a hairline fracture on the small toe of her left foot.

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