NEW DELHI: Striker Rani Rampal returns to guide an 18-member Indian girls’ hockey team for the three-healthy series against Korea, starting on May 20, Hockey India announced on Friday.
Goalkeeper Savita will be deputy to Rani, who returns after lacking Malaysia tour because of harm, in the crew beneath leader coach Sjoerd Marijne.
The suits will assist the Indian crew in getting ready for the FIH Women’s Series Finals, that is scheduled to be held from June 15-23 in Hiroshima, Japan.
Since the start of the 12 months, the Indian group has toured Spain and Ireland. India won two matches, drawn three and a misplaced one. The crew additionally toured Malaysia in which they registered a four-0 collection victory.
Savita and Rajani Etimarpu will be guarding the goalpost within the three-in shape Korea excursion whilst defender Gurjit Kaur makes a go back to the group after having overlooked the Malaysia excursion because of damage.
Salima Tete, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Karishma Yadav, and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam are the opposite defenders, while Monika, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, and Lilima Minz will command the midfield for India.
Captain Rani will be joined by using Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Jyoti and Navneet Kaur in the attack.
“I am glad about the return of experienced gamers like Rani and Gurjit Kaur in the squad and pleased that they are absolutely healthy to play these matches. This excursion will give us the risk to take a great final step against a sturdy opponent in our guidance for the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019,” Marijne stated.
“We have identified areas in our sport that wished development from our beyond two excursions this yr, and have worked on them in training, and it’s miles now time to expose the improvement in the fits.”

Goalkeeper Savita could be deputy to Rani, who returns after lacking Malaysia tour due to injury, in the group below chief train Sjoerd Marijne.
The fits will help the Indian team in preparing for the FIH Women’s Series Finals, that’s scheduled to be held from June 15-23 in Hiroshima, Japan.
Since the start of the yr, the Indian crew has toured Spain and Ireland. India won two fits, drawn three and a misplaced one. The team additionally toured Malaysia wherein they registered a four-0 collection victory.
Savita and Rajani Etimarpu can be guarding the goalpost in the 3-match Korea tour while defender Gurjit Kaur makes a go back to the crew after having missed the Malaysia excursion because of injury.
Salima Tete, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Karishma Yadav, and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam are the alternative defenders, even as Monika, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, and Lilima Minz will command the midfield for India.
Captain Rani may be joined by way of Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Jyoti and Navneet Kaur in the attack.
“I am glad about the return of experienced gamers like Rani and Gurjit Kaur inside the squad and thrilled that they are absolutely suited to play those matches. This excursion will provide us the danger to take a terrific final step against a strong opponent in our guidance for the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019,” Marijne stated.
“We have identified regions in our sport that wished improvement from our beyond tours this yr, and feature labored on them in education, and it’s far now time to show the development within the matches.”
The Squad:
Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu
Defenders: Salima Tete, Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Karishma Yadav, Gurjit Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
Midfielders: Monika, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz
Forwards: Rani (captain), Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Jyoti, Navneet Kaur. APA PDS PDS

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