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Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy has returned to the top 15 in the world badminton rankings released by the BWF on Tuesday. Prannoy had reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships and Japan Open Super 750. With this he has reached number 15. While young Lakshya Sen is maintaining the ninth position. Kidambi Srikanth has moved up one place to number 11.
Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, who missed the World Championships and Japan Open due to injury, continues to be at number six in the women’s list. London Olympics bronze medalist Saina Nehwal has moved up a place to 31st.
In men’s doubles, the pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankinreddy and Chirag Shetty, who won Commonwealth Games gold and World Championship bronze medals, remained at number eight in the world rankings. The pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila has climbed three places to 23rd position. In women’s doubles, the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy has gained two places to be at number 23.