As it sends its squad off to China, the Indonesian Badminton Association will put its faith in the promise of youth.
Indonesia’s team for the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship, which begins on Sunday in Guangzhou, China, is dominated by young shuttlers. Even so, the association expects the team to notch its third successive finals appearance.
Indonesia opens Group 1B play against Japan on Sunday, followed by matches against England the next day and tournament favorite China on May 14. The top two teams in each group advance. Denmark, Malaysia, South Korea and Hong Kong make up Group 1A.