A small group of likely will raise the quality of the training: coach Marijne before the tour of New Zealand

New Delhi, January 4 () The Indian women's hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne aims to raise the quality of training during the 17-day camp after Hockey India announced the list of probable 25 members for the next tour by New Zealand later this month.

After a successful 2019 in which the Indian women's team achieved its ambition to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, the team will start the new year with a tour of New Zealand where they will play four games against the No. 6 team in the world and one against Great Britain.

In addition to working in key areas such as fitness, ball handling, structure and strategies, the next camp will see a rejuvenated Indian side prepare for their matches against New Zealand and Britain, a tour that will help the team to Prepare for the Olympic Games. .

We are all looking forward to an exciting 2020 and all the challenges that will come in the year. We started the national coaches camp with 25 players who have been selected to compete for the last 16 places in the Olympic team, Marijne said.

Because the group is smaller now, we can further increase the quality of training in the next 17 days before heading to New Zealand to play four games against the hosts and one game against Great Britain, he added.

Last year, India produced outstanding performances in tournaments by winning the FIH Hiroshima Women's Series Finals, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event in Japan and the Olympic qualifiers, along with victories on their tours of Spain, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and England.

Probable List

Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur and Nisha. Among the midfielders, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Sonika, Namita Toppo. Forwards: Rani, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Sharmila Devi, Udita. APA KHS KHS