Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead Indian women’s hockey team to participate in a double-leg four-nation tournament, featuring Australia, India, New Zealand and USA, to be held at Auckland, New Zealand from April 12 to 22. The first leg of the tournament will be played at North Harbour Hockey Centre, while Lloyd Elsmore Reserve host the second one.
Defender Joydeep Kaur with 87 international caps with be deputy to Ritu Rani who has represented India in 125 International matches. Selection trials for the team were conducted at SAI Centre, Bhopal on March 23 and 24, witnessed by Hockey India selectors Col Balbir Singh, BP Govinda and Syed Ali, alongwith government observer Harbinder Singh.
Goalkeepers: Yogita Bali, Sukhmani Virk.
Defenders: Th. Pinky Devi, Joydeep Kaur (VC), Kirandeep Kaur.
Midfielders: P Sushila Chanu, Asunta Lakra, Mukta Prava Barla, Deepika, Ritu Rani (C), Kiran Dahiya.
Forwards: Poonam Rani, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Chanchan Devi, Th Anuradha Devi, Anupa Barla, Navneet Kaur.
Standbys: Savita (Goalkeeper), Deep Grace Ekka (Defender), Namita Toppo (Midfielder), Lily Chanu (Forward).
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