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Rani Rampal to Lead Indian Girls’s Hockey Staff in New Zealand Tour

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Indian women's hockey team (Photo Credit: Hockey India)

Indian girls’s hockey workforce (Photograph Credit score: Hockey India)

Hockey India named a 20-member Indian girls’s hockey workforce for the tour of New Zealand, which begins layer this month.

  • PTI
  • Final Up to date: January 14, 2020, 4:37 PM IST

New Delhi: Rani Rampal will lead a 20-member Indian girls’s hockey workforce for the tour of New Zealand, starting on January 25 in Auckland.

In accordance with the squad named by Hockey India, goalkeeper Savita will probably be Rani’s deputy through the tour.

The opposite gamers of workforce are Rajini Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu, Nisha, Namita Toppo, Udita, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha, Sonika, Sharmila Devi, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya and Navjot Kaur.

India’s first match of the tour is in opposition to the New Zealand Growth squad on January 25, adopted by video games in opposition to the New Zealand girls’s workforce on January 27 and 29.

The Indians may even play Nice Britain on February Four after which conclude the tour with one other match in opposition to the New Zealand girls’s workforce on February 5.

Talking in regards to the tour, India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne mentioned, “I wish to use this tour to create extra competitors inside this group. Though we’re taking a 20-member workforce, in some matches we’ll use solely 16 gamers as a result of we play with 16 gamers on the Olympics and in some matches we’ll play 18 members.

“The gamers have to indicate their finest and I wish to see how they carry out below strain and keep in the fitting rhythm.”

He added that the matches in opposition to world quantity 5 Nice Britain and world quantity 6 New Zealand will present an incredible alternative for the Indian workforce to showcase their fearless angle.

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The Squad: Rani (captain), Savita (vice-captain), Rajini Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu, Nisha, Namita Toppo, Udita, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha, Sonika, Sharmila Devi, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur.

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