PV Sindhu
PV Sindhu to play second singles against Hong Kong in the Uber CupReuters

The Indian eves are set to face Hong Kong in the second tie of the Uber Cup, while the men's team will lock horns with South Korea in the Thomas Cup at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in Delhi.

The Indian women's team completed a 5-0 sweep against Canada, after eighth-ranked Saina Nehwal provided a glittering start by winning the first match in just 25 minutes.

The easy win gave Saina some much-needed practice before facing tough teams, but the star shuttler said she is still lacking some confidence, although she has improved after playing an easy first match.

"I think still there are lots of tough matches ahead which I have to play," Saina said on Sunday. "There is Hong Kong tomorrow. I have lost few matches recently so the confidence is still lacking.

"But I have seen some difference in my game when I played today. I could see my strokes have improved after the training."

PV Sindhu also registered a comprehensive victory in her first match of the tournament and took just 26 minutes to outclass her opponent. The 11th-ranked youngster said she is not thinking about future matches and concentrating on one game at a time.

"I will be playing the second singles again tomorrow [Monday]. I am just thinking about one match at a time," Sindhu said. "Thailand is also a very good team. They have tough singles players such as Ratchanok and Porntip and they are also good in doubles."

The Indian men's team endured a disastrous start to their campaign, as they went down 4-1 against Thailand. Star shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and K Srikanth surrendered their matches against the top-ranked opponents and now they will look for a better result against South Korea.

The only bright spot in India's dismal performance was RMV Gurusaidutt, who managed to register a hard-fought victory over Daren Liew.

"It is a real boost because team spirit is really high and we all have been playing well. I have lost many matches 21-19. I just wanted to think that it really doesn't matter if it is 21-19, I just have to get it in the end," Gurusaidutt said

Gurusaidutt added the team needs to start the tie well and if they managed to snatch a win against Korea they can advance into the quarterfinals.

"It is a group stage so anything can happen," he said. "If we win against Korea and pull off an easy win against Germany then we will definitely go into the quarterfinals. So, I really wanted to go for a win from the first point start."

Where to Watch Live

The day's play is scheduled for an 9:00 am IST, 3:30 am GMT start, with live coverage on Star Sports 4 and Sport Sports HD 1 in India. The matches can be watched via live streaming option HERE, and can be live streamed by international viewers HERE.