Striker Rani Rampal will lead the 18-member Indian women’s hockey team in Asian Games from 18 August to 2 September in Jakarta, Indonesia. Under the Queen’s leadership, India won the Asia Cup title last year. The responsibility of the vice-captain has been entrusted to experienced goalkeeper Savita. Rajarani Imtifu has been named as the reserve goalkeeper. Indian team wins gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Indian team will get a tough competition from the world’s eighth team China and ninth-ranked Korea.
The perfect mix of experienced and young players: Marine
Chief coach Showard Marine team said that the team has the right mix of experienced and young players. I’m happy to tell that everyone has the experience of playing big matches. The team’s performance in the World Cup starting in London on July 21 will affect Asian Games. Playing in London will be good for the team’s confidence before the Asian Games. I can say the players are good and they are capable of winning against any team. It’s good to increase the level of confidence.
These are the teams squad:
Goalkeeper: Savita, Rajni Ratimeru
Defender: Deep Ace, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Gurjeet Kaur, Reena Khokhar.
Midfielder: Namita Toppo, Lilima Minj, Monika, Uddita, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal.
Forward: Rani Rampal (Captain), Vandana Kataria, Lalareshmi, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur