India announces Women's Hockey World Cup squad; Savita to lead, Rani Rampal misses out

Published:Mar 9, 202414:57
India announces Women's Hockey World Cup squad; Savita to lead, Rani Rampal misses out

Hockey India on Tuesday introduced the 18-member squad for the upcoming FIH Girls's Hockey World Cup to be held in Netherlands and Spain from July 1, 2022.

The Indian staff will likely be led by goalkeeper Savita whereas Deep Grace Ekka was named her deputy. Ace ahead Rani Rampal has been omitted from the squad because of an harm.

Talking on Rani's harm and the staff composition, chief coach Janneke Schopman stated: "Besides Rani, who continues to be not totally recovered from harm rehabilitation, the staff has all of the gamers who had been a part of the Olympic marketing campaign with inclusions like Jyoti and Sonika who've accomplished properly of their roles when given an opportunity. We can even have Sangita and Akshata who will journey with the staff as alternative gamers. The staff is totally excited and keen to start their World Cup marketing campaign. We'll utilise the subsequent ten days to fine-tune our sport evaluation from Professional League performances."

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India is grouped in Pool B alongside England, New Zealand and China. It can start its marketing campaign on July 3 in opposition to England, to which it misplaced the Bronze medal match within the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months.

India had bowed out within the quarterfinals of the quadrennial occasion throughout the earlier version in 2018, with a defeat to Eire in penalties. 


Goalkeepers:  Savita (C),  Bichu Devi Kharibam

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka (VC), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita

Midfielders: Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Sonika, Salima Tete

Forwards: Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi

Substitute Gamers: Akshata Abaso Dhekale, Sangita Kumari


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