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India Reveals Squads for World Team Table Tennis Championships 2024

India has announced its ten-member squad for the ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships 2024, consisting of six women and five men, from February 16 to 25.

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India Announces Squads: The TTFI selection committee has named a ten-member formidable India squad for the ITTF World Team Table Tennis Championships 2024 in Busan. The championships will take place from February 16 to 25. The squad consists of six women and five men.

Men’s and women’s teams consist of Manush Shah, Sharath Kamal, Manav Vikash, and Harmeet Desai, and the women’s team includes Mahyana Batra, Ahyika Mukherjee, Diya Parag, and Archana Girish.

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Harmeet Desai leads the men’s team with 68th rank, Manika Batra ranks 37th, and Sreeja Akula is second-ranked in the women’s squad, recently ascended to the top 50.

On Saturday, February 17, the Indian men’s team will face Chile in their inaugural match of the season. Conversely, on Friday, February 16, the women’s side will confront China in their first encounter of the campaign.

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The top eight teams qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris

To advance to the quarterfinal stages in both the men’s and women’s team competitions, eight groups of five teams will compete in each group. The best of five singles matches determines each contest, with individual matches consisting of the best of five games.

In a single round-robin format, each group will pit its team against the four other teams comprising that group. The elimination phase begins once the round-robin concludes and advances the top three teams from each group.

Twenty-four teams advance and are granted a final opportunity to vie for the silverware. Eight of the highest-performing teams after the season will qualify for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

In Group 1, China, Hungary, Spain, and Uzbekistan will compete, while in Group 3, Korea, Poland, Chile, and New Zealand will compete.

To qualify for the World TT Championships 2024, India must succeed in this campaign. If they fall short of the top eight, they will have to depend on global rankings.

Men’s teams have already qualified for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris in Egypt, Sweden, Brazil, France, Australia, China, and Sweden. The women’s teams that have also qualified are France, Australia, China, the United States, and Egypt.

India Announces Squads

Men’s Team

S. Gnanasekaran, Manush Shah, Sharath Kamal, Manav Vikash, and Harmeet Desai comprise the men’s team.

Women’s Team

Diya Parag, Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula, Archana Girish, and Ayhika Mukherjee comprise the women’s team.

Muskan Manocha
Muskan Manocha
Muskan Manocha is pursuing graduation from University of Delhi.

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