BANGKOK, NusaBali.com - The Indonesian 2022 Thomas Cup team has completed preparations for facing the Indian team in the final of the tournament, which will be held at Impact Arena Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday (May 15, 2022).
"The Indonesian team will compete seriously against India tomorrow. Hence, this afternoon they are practicing for the final," the team manager, Hendro Santoso, informed here on Saturday.
The starting line-up of the players will be further discussed by the coaches, physical trainers, doctors, and psychologists before being submitted on Sunday—at least four hours before the match, which will begin at 1 p.m. local time (GMT+7).
"We will discuss tomorrow morning about the formation of the players. Certainly, we will dispatch the best ones," the team manager remarked.
Meanwhile, the men's singles coach, Irwansyah, assured that all players were in good condition.
Although they were tired after facing the Japanese team in the semi-final on Friday (May 13, 2022), he said he was optimistic that the players would recover quickly since they had a full day to rest on Saturday.
The men’s singles coach asked the athletes to be ready for the match against India. Whoever is chosen to play will need to snatch points for Indonesia.
"(Anthony Sinisuka) Ginting's performance is getting better and his confidence has increased. It is a positive sign, especially since he could beat (Kento) Momota on Friday," he noted.
Meanwhile, the men's doubles coach, Herry Iman Pierngadi, asked the players to give their best in the final match, saying facing the Indian team could be difficult, hence they were required to work really hard.
Regarding the player line-up, he said he will make a decision after reviewing the result of the practice on Saturday afternoon and having a personal discussion with the players.
“In fact, all players are ready to compete. However, I will personally discuss with them first to see their physical, technical, and, especially, mental readiness,” the coach added. *ant