It is a surprise as Liew Daren is being picked to be Malaysia’s Thomas Cup captain ahead of World No.1 Lee Chong Wei. The selection was done by the men’s team members as they checked into centralized training center on Monday.
Malaysia’s men team members are Chong Wei, Wei Feng, Soon Huat, Li Daren, Hoon Thien How, Tan Wee Kiong, Lim Khim Wah, Goh V Shem, Tan Boon Heong and Chan Peng Soon.
As for the Uber Cup Finals, doubles shuttler Amelia Anscelly has been named the team captain.
Daren will play a crucial role in Malaysia’s success in this year’s Thomas Cup in New Delhi from May 18-25. Daren is the 3rd single player for Malaysia and if the tie goes down to the wire, he will need to stand up and be counted.
All the best to Malaysia’s Thomas Cup and Uber Cup team.