Irrespective of the outcome of today’s game, Malaysia have already booked their place in the Thomas Cup Finals in Bangkok in May this year. Malaysia secured their slot following a smashing 3-0 victory over Hong Kong in the quarterfinals yesterday.
In the match line-up released here today, Zii Jia will face China’s Shi Yuqi in the opening game. Doubles aces and Olympic silver medallists, Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong will face He Jiting-Tan Qiang in the second tie.
Soong Joo Ven comes on next and will battle Qiao Bin before Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi take on Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong. The fifth tie will see Iskandar Zulkarnain battling Zhao Junpeng.
In the other semifinals between South Korea and Indonesia, rising singles star Jonatan Christie will take on season singles shuttler, Son Wan Ho.
Semifinal Match Line-Ups
China vs Malaysia
Shi Yuqi vs Lee Zii Jia
He Jiting-Tan Qiang vs Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong
Qiao Bin vs Soong Joo Ven
Han Chengkai-Zhou Haodong vs Ong Yew Sin-Teo Ee Yi
Zhao Junpeng vs Iskandar Zulkarnain
South Korea vs Indonesia
Son Wan Ho vs Jonatan Christie
Chung Eui Seok-Seung Jae Seo vs Mohammad Ahsan-Angga Pratama
Jeon Hyeok Jin vs Ihsan Maulana Mustofa
Choi Solgyu-Kim Dukyoung vs Rian Agung Saputro-Hendra Setiawan
Lee Dong Kuen vs Firman Abdul Kholik