Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sourabh Verma

Madhya Pradesh lad, Saurabh Verma is one of the best upcoming badminton players from India. He is currently ranked No.1 as per the Indian National rankings released by BAI (Badminton Association of India). He is currently ranked No.239 in the world, however he is known to play much better then this ranking indicates, and the this ranking may be mainly because of the fact that he has not participated in too many international badminton tournaments yet.

Interestingly, while Sourabh is ranked no. 1 in the Senior Rankings, his younger brother Sameer Verma is also following closely on his footsteps and Sameer is currently ranked No.1 in the Indian junior rankings.


Saurabh Verma hails from: Dhar, Madhya Pradesh
He trains at: Gopichand Academy, Hyderabad
Current World Ranking: 239
Current Indian Ranking: No.1 (as on 5-Feb-2011 as per rankings released by BAI)

Notable Achievements:

Saurabh Verma scored an upset win over Thailand's experienced shuttler Suppanyu Avhingsanon 21-13, 18-21, 21-16 at the Tata Open International badminton tourney 2010. Suppanyu had started as a favorite, having reached the finals at the Indian Open in Hyderabad prior to the Tata Open. He finished with 5th position in the tournament.

Sourabh won the All India Senior Ranking tournament held at Atul, Gujarat in Feb-2011, defeating B.Sai Praneeth in the finals. This is his first major ranking title on the senior circuit.

Verma also had reached the Quarter-Finals of the Scottish Open in 2009.

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