The two Indian men's doubles pair of Dhruv Kapila and M R Arjun and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also moved into the quarterfinals.
Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy progressed to the women's doubles second round.
The Kerala shuttler missed out on a bronze medal going down to eventual champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the quarterfinals of the World Championships.
Srikanth went down to Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the summit clash.
Srikanth beat Lakshya Sen to become the first Indian man to enter the World Championships final.
Srikanth and Sen will face each other in the first semifinal on Saturday. P V Sindhu and H S Prannoy fell in the quarterfinals.
It was Keralite Prannoy's first win over the world No. 10 shuttler in three matches.
Defending champion Sindhu faces top seed and world No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.
The women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy also entered the pre-quarterfinals with a hard-fought win.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Chinese Taipei's Lee Jhe-Huei and Yang Po-Hsuan 27-25, 21-17 in 43 minutes.