Since they have won a S300 title (albeit in the absence of strong pairs), I think it is about time a thread is made for them to monitor their development as it seems unlikely that they will be split / matched with other pairs after their breakthrough.
Choong Hon Jian, the hard hitter of the duo is actually an XD player and had won a few IC level tournaments with Toh Ee Wei in 2019 before the latter left BAM. He now partners Go Pei Kee. He started playing MD when Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzudin parted ways at the start of 2023 as he was selected as Goh Sze Fei’s new partner.
Muhammad Haikal used to partner with Junaidi Arif and used to be ranked 30+, but were split when Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzudin parted ways at the start of 2023 as he was selected as Nur Izzudin’s new partner. After being left without a partner following Goh Sze Fei/Nur Izzudin’s decision to reunite, Choong Hon Jian was allocated to him and it appears that this was a blessing in disguise, as after struggling to make an impact in their initial tournaments, they have ended the year with a bang. He is known to be very quick on court despite his short height (1.62m).
Choong Hon Jian
Date of Birth: 2 July 2000
Muhammad Haikal Nazri
Date of Birth: 26 December 2002
World Tour Titles:
2023 Syed Modi International (Super 300)
2023 Gumawati Masters (Super 300)