Hockey India on Friday declared the 18-part Indian Women’s Hockey Team for the lofty Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 which is slated to start on July 21.
Upwards of four players from Odisha have been incorporated into the 18-part Indian Women’s Hockey Team. They are Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo and Lilima Minz
The Indian Team has been put in Pool B alongside hosts and World No. 2 England, World No. 7 USA and World No. 16 Ireland.
The group will be driven by experienced forward Rani while Goalkeeper Savita will bear the obligation of Vice Captain. Kindred Goalkeeper Rajani Etimarpu comes back to the group subsequent to having been refreshed for the Spain Tour.
India’s safeguard will comprise of Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, drag-gleam Gurjit Kaur and youth Reena Khokhar who makes a rebound into the group. In the midfield, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur and Nikki Pradhan will hold the post.
India’s Captain Rani came back to the group amid their Spain Tour and will again be driving her group’s forward-line. The expert striker will interface up with the accomplished Vandana Katariya while Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami and Udita will likewise give them bolster in assault.
“It was anything but a simple choice to choose the 18-part group as all the center probables have worked extremely hard in the National Camp. Notwithstanding, we feel that this 18-part group will be the best blend to be fruitful at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018,” expressed Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne.
On the group’s adjust, the Dutchman stated, “We have a decent mix of involvement and youth in the group. The ongoing Spain Tour has given the group awesome certainty to do well at the World Cup. Our emphasis is on the main match against England.”
“With a specific end goal to achieve our first objective of fitting the bill for the quarter-finals, we can just consider the primary match against the hosts and the group is energized and sure of beginning great against them before a stuffed stadium,” communicated Marijne.
Indian Women’s Team
1. Savita (VC)
2. Rajani Etimarpu
3. Sunita Lakra
4. Deep Grace Ekka
6. Gurjit Kaur
7. Reena Khokhar
8. Namita Toppo
9. Lilima Minz
11. Neha Goyal
12. Navjot Kaur
13. Nikki Pradhan
14. Rani (C)
15. Vandana Katariya
16. Navneet Kaur