New Delhi: Hockey India on Friday named the 18-member Indian women’s team for their upcoming Tour of England which is scheduled to take place from September 27 to October 4 in Marlow, England. Rani Rampal will lead the side while Savita will play as her deputy during the five matches against Great Britain.
Rani will lead the Hockey team, as her Squad names the list of the Indian Squad Goalkeepers: Savita as (Vice-Captain), Rajani Etimarpu. Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete. Midfielders: Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo. Forwards: Rani (Captain), Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur, Sharmila Devi.
“The balance and mixture of players in our team remains the same from previous tournaments as go into an important phase in our objective of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020,” expressed chief coach Sjoerd Marijne about the team. IANS