The opening ceremony of the 22nd edition of the commonwealth games is set to begin hours from now. The mega sporting event will span over 12 days. The sporting stars will be in the action from tomorrow after the opening ceremony scheduled later tonight. The Indian contingent is represented by a dynamic pack of 213 athletes including 103 women.

With India set to present its contention in over 16 sports out of 20 here is how India will kick-start its journey on Day 1: 

All eyes will be on the Indian Women’s team led by Harmanpreet Kaur against the World Champions Australia in the group stage on the inaugural day. Besides, the cricket team, India’s female hockey team will start on a high on Friday, keeping aside all their lows from Tokyo last year. In the individual category, child prodigy, 14-year-old squash player Anahat Singh will also be in the action on the 1st day. 
Other sporting events include:

Lawn Bowl – Starts at 1 PM:
Men’s Pairs – Sunil Bahadur, Mridul Borgohain
Men’s Triples – Dinesh Kumar, Navneet Singh, Chandan Singh
Women’s Singles - Nayanmoni Saikia
Women’s Fours – Rupa Tirkey, Tania Choudhury, Lovely Choubey, Pinki/Nayanmoni Saikia

Table Tennis – Starts at 2 PM:
Men’s Team Qualifiers – Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, Sharath Achanta, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran
Women’s Team Qualifiers – Diya Chitale, Manika Batra, Reeth Tennison, Sreeja Akula

Swimming – Starts at 3 PM:
400m freestyle – Kushagra Rawat
100m backstroke – Srihari Nataraj
100m backstroke S9 – Ashish Kumar
50m butterfly – Sajan Prakash

Cricket – Starts at 3:30 PM:
Group Stage – Australia vs India

Triathlon – Starts at 3:30 PM:
Men’s – Adarsh M.S., Vishwanath Yadav
Women’s – Sanjana Joshi, Pragnya Mohan

Boxing – Starts at 4:30 PM:
Men’s 63.5 kg – Shiva Thapa
Men’s 67 kg – Rohit Tokas
Men’s 75 kg – Sumit Kundu
Men’s 80 kg – Ashish Kumar

Squash – Starts at 4:30 PM:
Men’s singles – Saurav Ghosal, Ramit Tandon, Abhay Singh
Women’s singles – Joshna Chinappa, Sunayna Kuruvilla, Anahat Singh

Badminton – Starts at 6:30 PM:
Mixed Team (Group Stage) – India vs Pakistan

Hockey – Starts at 6:30 PM:
Women’s Group Stage – India vs Ghana

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