The Malaysian women’s team have been handed a lifeline after they qualified for the upcoming Uber Cup (April 28-May 5), despite a poor performance at the recent Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC).

Malaysia have made the cut along with Chinese Taipei and the United States based on their team ranking points.

At present, Malaysia are in seventh place of the world team rankings behind India on 9900 points.

Despite qualifying, the women’s team have a lot of work on their hands if they intend to make an impression in this team meet.

The team lost 3-0 to an under-strength Indonesian team at the recent BATC in a performance that lacked quality and self-belief.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) are planning to send the likes of K.Letshaana, Wong Ling Ching and Siti Nurshuhaini for training stints abroad, but it remains to be seen if they will be sent before the Uber Cup takes place in Chengdu, China.

There is also a big expectation on the national women’s doubles pair Pearly Tan-M.Thinaah to fix their flagging performance in the upcoming Europe competitions.

At the BATC, the world number 15 pair were a letdown after losses to the Thai and Indonesian pairs.

At the 2022 Uber Cup, Malaysia did not make it out of their group that contained host Thailand, Denmark and Egypt as they could only manage a third place finish.