Top 10 Best Mixed Doubles Badminton Players in the World

Mixed doubles have grown much in badminton sports. Many players compete in men’s doubles or women’s doubles and play in many tournaments simultaneously in the mixed doubles category. The list below shows the 10 best mixed doubles badminton players in the world according to BWF World Rankings.

1. Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong (China)

146 wins | 15 defeats

The Chinese duo of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong made their alliance in November 2017 since then, they hold a career record of 146 victories and 15 defeats. The duo holds the title of the best mixed doubles badminton players in the world. In 2018 & 2019, they have crowned world champions. Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong also won gold in the Asians games 2018.

On 9 August 2018, the duo has become No. 1 globally and have since been at the top. The team have won 15 championships in the BWF World Tour, 2 in the BWF Superseries, and 1 BWF title in the Grand Prix.

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2. Dechapol Puavaranukroh/Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand)  

176 wins / 69 defeats

Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai are the current number 2, with 176 victories and 69 defeats. Their recent accomplishments include the silver medal at the 2019 BWF Worlds. They had also won the Southeast Asian Games in 2017.

The Thailand duo had a good year with winning all three Asian Leg championships in 2024. In total, they have won six World Tour championships and one Grand Prix title throughout their careers.

3. Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping (China)

151 wins / 39 defeats

Wang Yilyu and Huang Dongping have a career record of 151 wins and 39 defeats. In 2018 they won the BWF World Tour Final. They were also the silver medallist in the 2018 BWF World Championships. is some of their achievements. In 2018 and 2019, they bagged the gold in Asian games. The Chinese duo of Wang and Huang are the 6 World Tour titles, 1 Superseries title and 1 Grand Prix title.

4. Praveen Jordan/Melati Daeva Oktavianti (Indonesia)

78 wins / 45 defeats

The duo of Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti from Indonesia rank number 4 according to BWF with a record of 78 wins and 45 defeats. Recently in 2019, At the South East Asian Games, they bagged the gold medal.

They have also won the 2024 England open. In total, Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti have won three times World Tour Titles.

5. Yuta Watanabe/Arisa Higashino (Japan)

119 wins / 60 defeats

Arisa Higashino and Yuta Watanabe, the Japanese duo, have recorded 119 victories and 60 defeats. The pair have been victorious twice from their three appearances at the All England Open. At the BWF World Championships 2019, they earned a bronze medal.

They were the inaugural champions in 2018, however, in 2019, they were rider-up but couldn’t defend the championship. For the second time in 2024, they won the title. The partnership won five titles of the World Tour and one win of the International Challenge.

6. Seo Seung-jae/Chae Yoo-jung (South Korea)

73 wins / 31 defeats

Seo Seung-Jae and Chae Yoo-Jung are presently 6th in the world with a lifetime record of 73 wins and 31 defeats. Recently they lost in the final of BWF World Tour, coming second with a silver medal.

They have also won the 2018 Super 300 Australian Open for their first-ever BWF Tour title. The South Korean pair has won 3 World Tour championships so far.

7. Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia)

300 wins / 167 defeats

The Malaysian pair of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying has a record of 300 wins and 167 defeats. They presently rank at #7, however their career-best No. 3 in 2012. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, they won silver representing their country against the Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir Indonesian pairs.

The pair have also earned a bronze medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. They won four World Tour championships, one Superseries title, five Grand Prix titles and one International Challenge/Series title together.

8. Marcus Ellis/Lauren Smith (England)

129 wins / 55 defeats

The English pair is presently 8th in the world with a career record of 129 victories and 55 defeats. The pair recently went to the final of the 2024 European Championships in Kyiv, Ukraine, to improve their record of the bronze medal they had lost in the semifinal in a previous edition of the European Championships.

The duo has earned a gold medal at the 2019 European Games, and a silver medal in 2018 at the Commonwealth Games is one of their achievements. Their total achievements included 5 world tour championships and 1 Grand Prix title.

9. Hafiz Faizal/Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Indonesia)

83 wins / 57 defeats

Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja allied in 2017. Since then, the BWF 9th-ranking duo has 83 wins and 57 defeats on their career record. During the 2018 Super 500 Thailand Open, the Indonesian team won their first BWF title and triumphed against the best seeds of Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock of England. The Indonesian pair have won one World Tour.

10. Thom Gicquel/Delphine Delrue (France)

105 wins / 60 defeats

Thom Gicquel and Delphine Delrue, the French duo, has a lifetime record of 105 victories and a loss of 60 and are currently in tenth place worldwide. At the European Games in 2019, they lost in the semis against Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith. In total, they have won two World Tour championships and three International Challenge / Series titles together.