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India duo look set for World Finals

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth look set to qualify for the prestigious year-ending World Super Series Finals to be held in Dubai from 17-21 December. The $1 million event sees the top-8 players in each of the sport’s five categories compete for the titles. Points are calculated throughout the season, taking into count the 12 Super Series events happening all round the year.

Olympic bronze medallist Saina is the only Indian to have qualified for the event in the past, having also played the summit clash in 2011, and is most likely confirmed for the 2014 edition. Having won two Super Series events this season, Australian Open and China Open, she is now positioned at No.5 and will likely go to Dubai. Srikanth on the other hand is set to become only the second Indian to play in the year-ender. His China Open victory last Sunday elevated him to no. 6 in Super Series rankings and is also likely to travel to the middle east. Though P Kashyap also jumped three places to no. 11, his Wednesday’s loss at Hong Kong Open  stops him from competing in Dubai.
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