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Commonwealth Video games: Blended doubles semi-final preview and males’s quarters



The semi-finals of the Birmingham 2022 blended doubles competitors get underway in the present day on the College of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre, alongside the quarter-finals of the lads’s doubles occasion.

Play begins from 12:00 (GMT+1) and might be might be proven stay by broadcasters all over the world.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik (left) and Saurav Ghosal (proper)

Prime seeds and reigning World Champions India participate within the first blended doubles semi-final at 14:15. The Indian pair, Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal, are sister and brother in-law and might be hoping they’ll attain a second successive ultimate after successful the silver medal on the Gold Coast Video games.

To take action, they should overcome fancied 3/4 seeds Joelle King and Paul Coll of New Zealand. Thought to be a few of the most interesting singles gamers within the World, with Coll ranked World No.2 and successful the Commonwealth Video games singles gold simply days in the past, the Kiwi pair have proven glorious chemistry on the doubles court docket in 2-0 wins over 9/16 seeds Faiza Zafar and Nasir Iqbal and 5/8 seeds Georgia Adderley and Rory Stewart.

Ought to King be victorious in the present day and in her ladies’s doubles semi-final tomorrow, she might be assured to overhaul Rachael Grinham as the lady with essentially the most doubles squash medals.

Waters (second from left) and Waller (proper)

The second semi-final is an intriguing conflict between England’s No.2 seeds Alison Waters and Adrian Waller and the defending champions and cousins Donna Lobban and Cameron Pilley, who yesterday overcame Lobban’s husband Greg Lobban and Lisa Aitken of Scotland.

Australia are the undisputed heavyweights of the blended doubles and have received the occasion at each Commonwealth Video games bar Manchester 2002. Will this storied historical past give the Australians confidence, or add to the strain of the event?

Abhay Singh and Velavan Senthilkumar got here by means of a chaotic tie towards Scotland yesterday.

Within the males’s draw, there are 4 matches happening. Prime seeds and reigning World Champions Declan James and James Willstrop are concerned within the first match of the day at 12:00, they face Australia’s 5/8 seeds Rhys Dowling and Cameron Pilley.

Each England and Australia have a second workforce competing within the quarter-finals, with 3/4 seeds Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller dealing with Canadian 9/16 seeds David Baillargeon and Nick Sachvie, and 5/8 seeds Zac Alexander and Ryan Cuskelly up towards the No.2 seeds, Greg Lobban and Rory Stewart of Scotland.

Finishing the draw, India’s 9/16 seeds Velavan Senthilkumar and Abhay Singh – who got here again from the brink final evening towards Scottish 3/4 seeds Alan Clyne and Douglas Kempsell, face 5/8 seeds Eain Yow Ng & Ivan Yuen of Malaysia.

The winners of the India v Malaysia conflict will make historical past for his or her nations, with the quarter-finals so far as both nation has made it within the males’s doubles.

Click on right here for the total schedule and stay outcomes as they occur.

Stats kindly offered by Squash Information.

Birmingham 2022 Blended Doubles Semi-Closing Draw:

14:15 – [1] Dipika Pallikal Karthik & Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [3/4] Joelle King & Paul Coll (NZL)

18:00 – [2] Alison Waters & Adrian Waller (ENG) v [5/8] Donna Lobban & Cameron Pilley (AUS)

Birmingham 2022 Males’s Doubles Quarter-Closing Draw:

12:00 – [1] Declan James & James Willstrop (ENG) v [5/8] Rhys Dowling & Cameron Pilley (AUS)

12:45 – [9/16] Velavan Senthilkumar & Abhay Singh (IND) v [5/8] Eain Yow Ng & Ivan Yuen (MAS)

19:30 – [2] Greg Lobban & Rory Stewart (SCO) v [5/8] Zac Alexander & Ryan Cuskelly (AUS)

20:15 – [3/4] Daryl Selby & Adrian Waller (ENG) v [9/16] David Baillargeon & Nick Sachvie (CAN)

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