Rani to lead India in women’s Asia Cup

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Oct 2017 09:56:44


 

NEW DELHI,

STRIKER Rani Rampal will captain an 18-member Indian team at the ninth women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament, which starts from October 28 at Kakamigahara City, Japan.
Senior goalkeeper Savita has been named as the vice-captain of the side.
The team selected by Hockey India for the upcoming Asia Cup has five changes from their Europe Tour of Netherlands and Belgium.


“We have a very good blend of youth and experience within our team which will help us in negating the tasks ahead of us at the women’s Asia Cup. The team has played against higher ranked teams in the build-up to the tournament which has helped us in improving our game.


“We have made several minors adjustments and improvements in our game so that we don’t repeat unforced errors in our play. We will be aiming to win the women’s Asia Cup 2017 in order to qualify for next year’s World Cup,” said Harendra.


India will start their campaign against Singapore on October 28. Squad: Goalkeepers: Savita (vice-captain), Rajani Etimarpu Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Suman Devi Thokam, Gurjit Kaur
Midfielders: Nikki Pradhan, Namita Toppo, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal Forwards: Rani Rampal (Captain), Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Sonika, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur.