Sameer, Praneeth improve in BWF rankings

Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma have climbed up a spot to occupy the 16th and 25th spots respectively in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings for men.

Sameer Verma (right) and Sai Praneeth have improved their ranking position.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma have climbed up a spot to occupy the 16th and 25th spots respectively in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings for men.

Ajay Jayaram, who skipped the ongoing Korea Open, slipped a place to be 17th. Kidambi Srikanth remains the best placed among Indian men at eighth spot, while H. S. Prannoy continued to occupy the 18th position.

Among women, P. V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were static at the fourth and 12th positions respectively. Women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy slipped a place to be 25th, while mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki were steady at the 20th position.

No Indian men’s doubles pair found a place inside the top 25.