Hockey India has given Rani Rampal the responsibility to lead Indian Women hockey team at the World Cup in London next month. Coach Sjoerd Marijne has stated that all the members have worked hard and insisted that the selected 18-member squad is the best mixture to be successful at the World Cup.
Rampal will lead the 18-member India team for the Hockey Women’s World Cup to be played in London from July 21, Hockey India announced on Friday. The Indian Team has been placed in Pool B along with hosts and World No. 2 England, World No. 7 USA and World No. 16 Ireland. There were hardly any surprises in the squad with only goalkeeper Rajani Etimarpu making a comeback to the squad after being rested for the Spain tour and would be the second choice custodian behind
“It was not an easy decision to select the 18-member team as all the core
On the team’s balance, the Dutchman said, “We have a good blend of experience and youth in the team. The recent Spain Tour has given the team great confidence to do well at the World Cup. Our focus is on the first match against England.
“In order to reach our first goal of qualifying for the
Indian Women’s Squad
Goalkeepers: Savita (VC), Rajani Etimarpu
Defenders: Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar
Midfielders: Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan
Forwards: Rani (C), Vandana Katariya. Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Udita