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Hockey India pronounces 20-member squad for Women’s Asian Champions Trophy

New Delhi [India], October 11 (ANI): Hockey India on Wednesday introduced the 20-member Indian Women’s Hockey Team which is able to participate within the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi which is able to happen from October 27 to November 5.

India after claiming the Bronze medal on the nineteenth Asian Games Hangzhou, might be competing within the event alongside Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Savita might be main the Indian Women’s Hockey Team within the event with Deep Grace Ekka as her deputy. India will open their marketing campaign within the event towards Thailand on October 27, after which observe it up with a match towards Malaysia on October 28. India will tackle China of their third recreation on October 30, after which compete towards Japan on October 31. India will play their ultimate pool recreation towards Korea on November 2. The semi-finals and ultimate of the event might be performed on November 4 and November 5 respectively.

Savita and Bichu Devi Kharibam have been named within the listing of goalkeepers within the squad whereas Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, and Deep Grace Ekka have been named as defenders.

Nisha, Salima Tete, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sonika, Monika, Jyoti, and Baljeet Kaur type the midfield line-up, whereas Lalremsiami, Sangita Kumari, Deepika, and Vandana Katariya have been named because the forwards within the squad. Sharmila Devi and Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke can even journey with the squad because the backup choices.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Chief Coach Janneke Schopman stated it is a crucial event to proceed momentum.

“While we performed well at the Asian Games to claim the Bronze medal, the upcoming tournament will give us a chance to further improve our standings against our Asian challengers. We will get a chance to put our learnings from Hangzhou into action and test ourselves once again. With the tournament happening in Ranchi, Jharkhand, we are eager to perform our best in front of home fans, and showcase our growth as a team.”Indian Women’s Hockey Team: GOALKEEPERS: Savita (Captain), Bichu Devi Kharibam DEFENDERS: Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary, Deep Grace Ekka (Vice-Captain) MIDFIELDERS: Nisha, Salima Tete, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sonika, Monika, Jyoti, Baljeet KaurFORWARDS: Lalremsiami, Sangita Kumari, Deepika, Vandana KatariyaREPLACEMENT PLAYERS: Sharmila Devi, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke. (ANI)