18-member Indian Women’s Hockey team leaves for the preparatory tour of Europe, ahead of the Asia Cup in Japan next month. The team will play four matches during the tour, the first and third of which will be against Ladies Den Bosch on 8 to 15 September in Netherlands. They will also play against the Belgium junior men’s team on 11 to 18 September in Antwerp. Striker Rani will captain the side with goalkeeper Savita being her deputy.
Chief Coach: Sjoerd Marijne
Captain: Rani Rampal
Forwards: Rani, Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Reena Khokhar and Lalremsiami.
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Gurjit Kaur, Navdeep Kaur and Rashmita Minz
Midfielders: Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Karishma Yadav, Lilima Minz and Neha Goyal
Goalkeepers: Savita and Rajani Etimarpu