Chong Wei can’t wait to play

On Friday, after being included in the national team ahead of the Sudirman Cup in Dongguan, China, Chong Wei said that he was hungry to be back in action after his eight month doping ban.

The Sudirman Cup happens on May 10-17.

"I feel 'geram' (hungry to be back in action) because it has been so long since I was last in competitions. My spirits are high now," he said.

"In Dongguan, I hope to get back my rhythm. It has been seven months since I was in competitions. In my entire career, I have never rested this long, the longest was three months because of an ankle injury," he said.

Chong Wei said that he would discuss his drop in ranking (from No.1 to No.45 due to the eight month doping ban) with his coach Hendrawan and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Technical Director Morten Frost Hansen.

"As I won't be playing in the Indonesian and Australian opens, I think my ranking will drop even further, maybe to 70," he added.

"It (further drop in ranking) will be difficult for me because I will have to play in the qualifying rounds in all Super Series.

"I will have to discuss with Frost and Hendrawan whether if I play in the United States and Canadian opens I can collect points," he said

The Australian Open is from May 26-31 and the Indonesian Open from June 2-7.

Next month Chong Wei will be representing the country at the Singapore SEA Games.