Amit Rohidas was retained as captain, whereas defender Neelam Sanjeep Xess made a comeback in India’s 22-member squad for the upcoming FIH Professional League double-header in opposition to England this weekend.
Neelam was a part of India’s staff within the Asian Champions Trophy in December final yr at Dhaka the place the staff completed third with a 4-3 win over Pakistan.
The 23-year-old is available in on the expense of Varun Kumar in the one change to the squad introduced by Hockey India on Wednesday.
The Rohidas-led aspect not too long ago misplaced 2-2 (1-3 SO) and gained 4-3 in opposition to Argentina.
Girls’s FIH Professional League matches between India and England postponed
“It has been fairly thrilling to see how a number of the youthful gamers are grabbing the chance to play within the Professional League and have been exhibiting nice potential,” Chief coach Graham Reid mentioned in a launch issued by Hockey India.
“It’s good for us to have these choices, now we have been utilizing this platform to check out totally different combos. England has a gifted squad and little question the matches this weekend shall be fairly thrilling.” India (16 factors) is positioned second behind Germany (17) after eight matches on this season of Professional League.
The Indian staff has overwhelmed South Africa at residence (10-2, 10-2) whereas it gained a recreation and misplaced a recreation in opposition to France (5-0, 2-5) which was additionally held in South Africa.
At residence, it gained a recreation and misplaced one to Spain (5-4, 3-5) and Argentina.