Hockey India declares 20-member ladies’s hockey crew for Australia tour

Hockey India on 8 Might introduced a 20-member Indian ladies’s hockey crew for a three-match sequence towards Australia, to be held in Adelaide from Might 18.

The crew will even play two video games towards Australia ‘A’ and the tour might be a part of the crew’s preparations for the Hangzhou Asian Video games 2023.

Aside from this, Hockey India introduced that ace goalkeeper Savita will lead the Indian Group for Australia Tour. Savita was lately bestowed with the Balbir Singh Sr Hockey India Participant of the 12 months (2022) Award.

She might be assisted by Deep Grace Ekka as Vice Captain and Bichu Devi Kharibam as second goalkeeper. The squad contains, defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Ishika Chaudhary, Udita and Gurjit Kaur. Midfielders embrace Nisha, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Salima Tete, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sonika, Jyoti, and Baljeet Kaur.

Whereas the ahead line might be spearheaded by the seasoned striker Vandana Katariya, joined by Lalremsiami, Sangita Kumari and Sharmila Devi.

“We’re excited to have worldwide publicity once more after two intense coaching blocks. Australia are a formidable opponent who like to play attacking hockey with velocity. Will probably be an amazing check for us, and we’ll endeavour to match their velocity on offence whereas sustaining our defensive floor,” Chief Coach Janneke Scopman stated, in line with a Hockey India launch.

India will face Australia on Might 18 and 20, and 21 and Australia ‘A’ on Might 25 and Might 27. Mate Stadium in Adelaide will host all 5 video games.

Here is the Indian squad: Savita (C), Bichu Devi Kharibam, Deep Grace Ekka (VC), Nikki Pradhan, Ishika Chaudhary, Udita, Gurjit Kaur, Nisha, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Salima Tete, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sonika, Jyoti, Baljeet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Sangita Kumari, Sharmila Devi.

With company inputs.

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