Strengthening Defence is focus for Savita, Rani to play Natural Game in Hawke’s Bay Cup

To give tough competition to the opponents in the fast approaching Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015, scheduled from 11th – 19th April in New Zealand, the Indian women’s hockey team is working hard on their inherited hockey skills and natural game at the ongoing preparatory camp at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.

Savita Punia (Indian Women Hockey Goalkeeper)

Savita Punia (Indian Women Hockey Goalkeeper)

The FIH Ranked 13th team are making their basic skills strong and striving to build their strength on their natural game starting with defence chain including goalkeeper Savita Punia to forward line.

Forward players like Rani, who has performed brilliantly in the recently concluded Hero Hockey World League Round 2 (Women), rely on quick-passing and dribbling skills of the players, which make her work easy to keep hitting on the goal-box and pressurize opponent teams.

Indian Goalkeeper Savita Punia, who did not concede a single goal in Hero Hockey World League Round 2 (Women), feels that working on strengthening team’s defence chain will be the key in their attacks and counter attacks. Continue reading →