Hockey India on Tuesday named the 18-member Indian ladies’s hockey staff for the FIH Ladies’s Hockey World Cup to be held in Netherlands and Spain ranging from 1st July to seventeenth July 2022. Noe notable absentee is Rani Rampal, as the previous skipper remains to be present process rehabilitation for a hamstring damage.
India grouped in Pool B together with England, New Zealand and China will start their marketing campaign on third July towards nemesis England, to whom they misplaced the Bronze Medal within the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020.
The Indian staff shall be captained by ace goalkeeper Savita with Deep Grace Ekka as her deputy.
The 20-member squad contains goalkeepers Savita and Bichu Devi Kharibam. Defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita have been named within the squad together with midfielders Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Sonika and Salima Tete.
The ahead line options the very skilled Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur and Sharmila Devi whereas gifted younger stars Akshata Abaso Dhekale and Sangita Kumari have been named as substitute gamers.
Within the earlier version of the distinguished quadrennial occasion held in London, the Indian Group entered the quarterfinals however misplaced to Eire in a shootout after 0-0 stalemate in regulation time. Eire, who ousted India 3-1 within the shootout, went on to play the Closing of the World Cup and ended their marketing campaign with a Silver Medal.
Talking concerning the staff choice, Chief Coach Janneke Schopman stated, “Now we have chosen one of the best squad for the World Cup. It’s a mixture of expertise and younger expertise who’ve proven nice promise after they got an opportunity towards prime groups within the FIH Professional League.”
“Besides Rani, who remains to be not totally recovered from damage rehabilitation, the staff has all of the gamers who had been a part of the Olympic marketing campaign with inclusions like Jyoti and Sonika who’ve finished effectively of their roles when given an opportunity. We can even have Sangita and Akshata who will journey with the staff as substitute gamers. The staff is completely excited and keen to start their World Cup marketing campaign and we are going to make the most of the subsequent ten days to advantageous tune our sport foundation evaluation from Professional League performances,” added Schopman.
The Indian staff will play their group stage matches in Amstelveen, Netherlands and in the event that they prime the group, they’ll play the Quarter Finals too in Amstelveen earlier than the staff strikes to Terrassa, Spain for the Semis and Closing foundation qualification within the knockout stage. The crossover matches for pool B shall be performed in Spain.
Indian Ladies’s Group for FIH Ladies’s World Cup:
1. Savita (C)
2. Bichu Devi Kharibam
3.Deep Grace Ekka (VC)
8. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
12. Navjot Kaur
14. Salima Tete
15. Vandana Katariya
17. Navneet Kaur
18. Sharmila Devi
19. Akshata Abaso Dhekale