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Hockey India announces Indian Women Hockey Team for Italy Tour

New Delhi, 23 November 2014: Hockey India today announced the Indian Women Hockey Team for training and test matches to be held from 01 to 12 December 2014 in Rome, Italy. This tour is in preparation for the World Hockey League Round 2. 

Hockey India selectors Ms. Surinder Kaur, Mr. Harbinder Singh, Ms. Mamta Kharab, Mr. Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Mr. Neil Hawgood, Chief Coach and Mr. N.S.Saini, Coach selected the list of 18 players on the basis of the selection trials conducted at SAI centre, Bhopal on 19th and 20th  November 2014.

The 18-member team is looking forward to repeat the success of the Incheon Asian Games 2014 where the team clinched a bronze medal. The team will be captained by midfielder Ritu Rani supported by midfielder Deepika as the Vice-Captain.

Speaking on the team structure, Chief Coach, Neil Hawgood said, “The team has been continuously improving with each tournament. With Italy Tour coming their way, the players are expected to continue their good form and raise their bars giving a tough fight to the opponents. We have selected some new players in the squad and this Italy Tour will provide them International exposure as well as an opportunity to polish their skills.”


India will be seen playing their first match on 4th December 2014 followed by matches on 6th, 7th, 9th and 11th December 2014.


List of Players

Goalkeepers

1. Savita

2. Rajani Etimarpu

Defenders

3. Deep Grace Ekka

4. Jaspreet Kaur

5. Sushila Chanu

6. M.N.Ponnamma

7.Sunita Lakra

8. Namita Toppo

9. Manjit Kaur

Midfielders

10. Deepika – Vice Captain

11. Lilima Minz

12. Ritu Rani- Captain

13. Lily Chanu

14. Navjot Kaur

15. Amandeep Kaur

Forwards

16. Poonam Rani

17. Vandana Katariya

18. Soundarya Yendala

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