Australia and New Zealand will be tough challenge for India: Poonam

After a successful campaign in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi, forward player Poonam Rani is geared-up to take on a new assignment along with the Women National Hockey Team in the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015 in New Zealand scheduled to start on 11th April.

Poonam Rani of India in action against Thailand during Asian Games 2014 in Incheon (South Korea)

Poonam Rani of India in action against Thailand during Asian Games 2014 in Incheon (South Korea) (Credits:Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

In the new environment and new teams, Poonam Rani and her team-mates will face real challenges against the world’s toughest defence line-ups in the tournament. Along with forward players Vandana Katariya (Women Player of the Year) and Rani Rampal, Poonam Rani are working on out of the box strategies to make in-roads in the opponents’ defence line-up as top-ranked teams such as Australia and New Zealand may get physical during the attacks and compact defence line-ups of China and Korea. Continue reading →