Indian women’s hockey team announced for the game against Germany

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new Delhi: Hockey India has announced a 22-man squad for which World No. 5 will lock horns with Germany in the upcoming FIH Women’s Hockey Pro League matches at home in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

The matches will take place on March 12 and 13, 2022 at the historic Kalinga Hockey Stadium. Savita will lead the team, while Deep Grace Ekka will serve as the vice-captain. Hockey Maharashtra’s young defender Akshata Abaso Dhakele and Hockey Haryana attacker Deepika Jr., who were selected in the senior core group after a strong performance in the Hockey India National Championship, will see two new faces for the Indian team.

Savita and Bichu Devi Kharibam are part of the 22-man squad for the double-header against Germany. Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita and Akshata Abso Dhakale are among the defenders, while Nisha, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Jyothi, Monika, Neha, Navjot Kaur and Sonika, who have returned to the squad. One of the midfielders.

Talking about the team selection, Janneke Schopmann, head coach of the Indian women’s hockey team, said, “It is an exciting time for us to play two back-to-back Pro League games at home against a respected opponent. Germany One Very consistent team with probably the best basic skills in the world. They defend very well and are quick to attack. I think we have picked a good mix of young talent and experience and we are in Spain Want to build on my performance against.” (ANI)

First published:March 9, 2022, 1:51 pm

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