Axiata Cup to feature four former World Champions

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Former World Champions, from left, Zheng Bo (CHN), Nathan Robertson (ENG), Lilyana Natsir (INA), Hendra Setiawan (INA)

The expansion of the competition to include teams from Europe and northern Asia has meant some interesting player selections.  In particular, former mixed doubles World Champions Nathan Robertson and Zheng Bo will be among the member of the expansion teams that will compete with the expected strong contingents from Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, among others.  Indonesia, which will host the first two legs of the competition, has two former World Champions of their own in Hendra Setiawan and Lilyana Natsir.

The format this year includes women players, unlike last year, and they will be featured only in women’s singles and mixed doubles, while women’s doubles is still omitted from the competition format.

The complete team rosters are shown below:

Asian All-Stars European All-Stars
Lee Hyun Il (KOR) Scott Evans (IRL)
Tai Tzu Ying (TPE) Tine Baun (DEN)
Yip Pui Yin (HKG) Carolina Marin (ESP)
Bao Chunlai (CHN) Vladimir Ivanov (RUS)
Zheng Bo (CHN) Ivan Sozonov (RUS)
Ashwini Ponnappa (IND) Nathan Robertson (ENG)
Tarun Kona (IND) Jenny Wallwork (ENG)
Malaysia Thailand
Liew Daren Boonsak Ponsana
Chong Wei Feng Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk
Koo Kien Keat Sudket Prapakamol
Tan Boon Heong Saralee Thoungthongkam
Chan Peng Soon Songphon Anugritayawon
Goh Liu Ying Kunchala Voravichitchaikul
Lim Yin Loo Ratchanok Intanon
Tee Jing Yi Busanan Ongbamrungphan
Philippines Vietnam
John Kenneth Monterubio Nguyen Tien Minh
Antonino Benjamin Gadi Nguyen Hoang Nam
Peter Gabriel Magnaye Duong Bao Duc
Philip Joper Escueta Hyunh Nguyen Khang
Ronel Estanislao Bao Minh
Paul Jefferson Vivas Vu Thi Trang
Malvinne Ann Venice Alcala Thai Thi Hong Gan
Bianca Ysabel Carlos
Indonesia Singapore
Sony Dwi Kuncoro Derek Wong
Simon Santoso Ashton Chen
Tommy Sugiarto Huang Chao
Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka Robin Gonansa
Lindaweni Fanetri Terry Yeo
Aprilia Yuswandari Liu Yi
Adriyanti Firdasari Terry Hee
Belaetrix Manuputi Muhd Asraf Bin Ishak
Rian Agung Saputro Xing Aiying
Angga Pratama Gu Juan
Hendra Setiawan Liang Xiaoyu
Mohammad Ahsan Shinta Mulia Sari
Muhammad Ulinnuha Yao Lei
Ricky Karanda Suwardi Danny Bawa Chrisnanta
Bona Septano Vanessa Neo
Tontowi Ahmad
Lilyana Natsir
Muhammad Rijal
Debby Susanto

Click here to see the complete details on the participants in the 2013 Axiata Cup

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