India’s no.1 Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik will next face Zac Alexander and Rachael Grinham in the quarters of the Commonwealth Games 2022.
India’s no.1 Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik began their mixed doubles campaign on a high in Birmingham 2022. The reigning world champions Saurav and Dipika went past Wales pair of Peter Creed and Emily Whitlock by 2-0 in the Round of 16. The Indian duo is the top-seeded pair in the Squash’s mixed doubles event. They will next face Zac Alexander and Rachael Grinham in the quarters of the tournament. The Australian pair of Zac/Rachael surprised higher seeded Georgina Kennedy and Patrick Rooney in their previous encounter.
After clinching the Bronze medal in men’s singles, Saurav will be eyeing another podium finish at the Commonwealth Games 2022. He, alongside Dipika, had grabbed the Silver medal at the Gold Coast in 2018. The duo will be targeting to produce a similar performance in this edition of the multi-sport tournament. The Indian pair claimed the mixed doubles title this year at the WSF World Doubles Squash Championship 2022.
The live coverage of the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be available on different networks across the world. In the Indian subcontinent, it will be telecast LIVE from Birmingham on Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 3, Sony SIX, and Sony TEN 4. The live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV app or website. Elsewhere, BBC will telecast LIVE in the United Kingdom, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Canada, Seven Network in Australia, Sky NZ in New Zealand, Mediacorp in Singapore, S4C in Wales, and ESPN in the USA.
The Quarter-final match between Saurav/Dipika and Rachael/Zac Alexander will take place around 12:45 am (IST) on August 6, 2022.
In the Men’s Singles, Saurav Ghosal claimed India’s first ever medal in the singles event in Squash at the Commonwealth Games 2022. He won a historic bronze, defeating England’s James Willstrop by 11-6, 11-1, and 11-4. Dipika/ Joshna Chinappa entered the quarters of Women’s doubles with an 11-4, 11-4 win over Meagan Best/Amanda Haywood of Barbados. Sunayna Sara Kuruvilla & Anahat Singh went down against Donna Lobban and Rachael Grinham by 2-0 in the Round of 16.