Sindhu eyes second title
The only Indian to win the prestigious title in 2018, reigning world champion Sindhu was a finalist at the event the year before and she will look for another good outing when she opens her campaign against top seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in group A.
Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medallist, has been consistent with three semifinal finishes in the last three events and is likely to make it to the knockout stage.
The 26-year-old from Hyderabad is expected to finish among the top two in the group as she has a good record against the other two opponents - Denmark's Line Christophersen and Germany's Yvonne Li.
Srikanth hopes to better 2014 run
Kidambi Srikanth, only the fourth player ever to win four Super Series titles in a year, has looked in good touch in the last few events with semifinal finishes at Indonesia Masters and Hylo Open.
The former world No.1 had reached the knockout stage of the year-ending event in 2014 and he will look to relive those moments when he begins his campaign against Malaysia's second seed Lee Zii Jia in group B which also comprises France's Toma Junior Popov and Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.
Debutant Lakshya Sen in tough group
Debutant Lakshya has been clubbed in the 'group of death' and it will be extremely tough for them to qualify for the next stage.
Lakshya, who had won five titles in 2019, has been clubbed in Group A with top seed and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen, two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan and Denmark's Rasmus Gemke.
The 20-year-old from Almora, who had reached the finals of Dutch Open and achieved semifinal results at the Denmark Masters and Hylo Open, will open against Rasmus.
Satwik-Chirag in tricky group
Like Lakshya, Satwik-Chirag have also been drawn in tough group. World No.11 Satwik and Chirag will face top seeded Indonesians Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, world No.3 Chinese Taipei's Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin and world No.10 Denmark's Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen in group A.
Ashwini-Sikki face second seeds
In women's doubles, Ashwini and Sikki will have to compete with Japan's second seeds Nami Matsuyama and Chiharu Shida, Bulgaria's Gabriela Stoeva and Stefani Stoeva, and Chloe Birch and Lauren Smith of England for a place in the knockout stage.