|All England 2022 : Runner-up Lakshya Sen, strides brilliantly|
Team India are in Group C along with Taiwan, Germany and Canada and they can utilize their single player strength to emerge as group winners and avoid the seeded team in the quarter-finals. World number 9 Lakshya Sen will spearhead the team, followed by experienced Kidambi Srikanth and H. S. Prannoy in men's singles, while they have world number 9 pair, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty as their top doubles pair to be able to steal points for the team.
20 year old Lakshya Sen is happy to be back in Bangkok. "This is my second Thomas Cup. I was in Bangkok four years ago and managed to steal a game from China's Lin Dan in the group stage as the third single," said the Indian player.
India did not qualify for the group stage in 2014 and Lakshya did not feature in the team that reached the quarter-finals at last year's edition of the Thomas Cup in Aarhus, Denmark.
“We have a balanced team and I believe India are the underdogs in this edition. We have a good chance of getting into the quarter-finals, but we hope to go further." As the first single, Sen will face the top players in the group stage such as Chou Tien Chen from Taiwan as well as young rising player from Canada, Brian Yang.