Indian hockey names 22 players for the senior women's national camp

NEW DELHI: Hockey India named 22 players on Saturday for the national women's senior camp that will begin at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from October 14 before the crucial FIH Olympic Qualifiers next month.

The camp will focus on preparing the team for the two-game FIH Olympic Qualifiers against the United States to be held on November 1 and 2.

The best of the two matches will determine the team that will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

On their recent tour of England, the Indian women's team led by Rani Rampal He won his first game against Great Britain 2-1, while he tied three games (1-1, 0-0, 2-2) before losing 1-3 to the home team.

It was a good tour because we were able to play against a strong team like Britain and we did well against the pressure that Britain created in each game. I think the one-week break will give players enough time to recover mentally and physically, said the head coach of the Indian women's team Sjoerd Marijne.

There is a lot of excitement among players to compete in Bhubaneswar, which has really become a hockey destination for world events. During the camp, it is important that the team get used to the field and we are also looking to play practice games. between us, he added.

22 players: Savita, Rajini Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka , Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Nikki Pradhan Nisha Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo , Sonika, Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navjot Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Jyoti, Vandana Katariya.