05 Nov 2019

Only 19 years old, having competed in six World Championships, Kanak Jha is now an experienced player. He leads the United States at the forthcoming ZEN-NOH 2019 ITTF Team World Cup; play commencing in Tokyo on Wednesday 6th November.

He lines up alongside Zhang Kai and Feng Yijun.

by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer

No target set, Kanak Jha admitted that amidst the array of top teams on duty, it is a case of testing themselves and raising standards.

“We are going to Tokyo with no expectations for the tournament as we just want to go there and try our best. I think it will be quite difficult for us to win one match in the Team World Cup because these are the best teams in the world, so we just try to take it one match at a time.

The goal is just to try our best. We know there will be very hard matches, so we just try to fight and play our best. I think it will be very hard but anything is possible. We have all had an individual preparation, but I think as a team we are quite good together.” Kanak Jha

Remember at the 2018 ITTF World Team Cup in London; Kanak Jha beat Wong Chun Ting in the contest against Hong Kong, anything is possible, he proved the theory.

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