New Delhi: Hockey India on Friday named the 18-member Indian ladies’s workforce for his or her upcoming Tour of England which is scheduled to happen from September 27 to October four in Marlow, England.
Rani Rampal will lead the aspect whereas Savita will play as her deputy in the course of the 5 matches in opposition to Nice Britain.
“The balance and mixture of players in our team remains the same from previous tournaments as go into an important phase in our objective of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020,” expressed chief coach Sjoerd Marijne concerning the workforce.
“We nonetheless have ten days of coaching earlier than we go away for the matches in England, and I’m positive these matches will function good preparation for our important FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha in opposition to USA in November 2019.
The Dutchman additionally spoke about how the tour will assist in making ready to face USA within the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha. “I believe each the Nice Britain workforce and USA play with an analogous strategy to their recreation, so it’s useful for us to be enjoying in opposition to a powerful opponent in their very own yard,” he stated.
“We now focus on preparing well for the matches in England, but our main objective will remain to finalise some points we can improve from the Olympic Test Event as we go into the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha.”
The Indian workforce is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Savita (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete
Midfielders: Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo
Forwards: Rani (Captain), Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur and Sharmila Devi