PETALING JAYA: Malaysia have a chance to exact revenge against India in the Sudirman Cup.
Still fresh in the team’s memory is the shocking 3-1 defeat they suffered in the mixed team final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last year.
It was the first time Malaysia failed to win the title since the Melbourne Games in 2006.
Malaysia, who are in Group D, will also face 10-time winners and hosts China when the biennial tournament gets under way on May 19-26 in Nanning, China.
Malaysia’s best chance of securing a place in the quarter-finals is to beat India and finish in the top two of the group.
Top seeds Japan, who will be out to win their first title, have been drawn with Thailand and Russia in Group A.
Group B features Indonesia, Denmark and England while in Group C, defending champions South Korea will battle it out against Taiwan and Hong Kong.
In 2017, Japan beat Malaysia 3-1 in the quarter-finals.
In the group stages, our shuttlers finished second after beating Germany 5-0 and losing 3-2 to Japan.