After the World Cup, three changes have been made in the Indian women’s hockey team selected for the Commonwealth Games, which will be headed by Savita Poonia.
India has announced its women’s hockey team for the Commonwealth Games starting from July 28. A total of 18 players have been selected in this team, in which the biggest name of the team has not been given place.
No place for Rani Rampal in the team for Commonwealth Games
Former captain Rani Rampal has been kept out of this team. India’s star striker has not been given a place in the team due to not being fully fit after injury. She also did not find a place in the team selected for the Women’s Hockey World Cup to be held next month.
Savita Poonia got the captaincy
Like the World Cup, the team of Commonwealth Games will also be in the hands of goalkeeper Savita Poonia. At the same time, the Indian team’s fierce defender Deep Grace Ekka has been made the vice-captain. Poonia and Ekka have been given this responsibility for the World Cup and Commonwealth Games. The Women’s Hockey World Cup will be hosted by the Netherlands and Spain from July 1 to 17. At the same time, the Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August.
3 Changes in Commonwealth Games and World Cup Teams
After the World Cup, three changes have been made in the team selected for the Commonwealth Games. Rajni Etimarpu has been named as the second goalkeeper in place of Bichu Devi Kharibam, while World Cup midfielder Sonika has been left out of the Commonwealth Games. Forward Sangeeta Kumari was selected as a replacement for the World Cup but has been selected as a full-time member of the Commonwealth Games squad.
India in Pool A in Commonwealth Games
At the Commonwealth Games, India have been placed in Pool A along with England, Canada, Wales and Ghana where they will start their campaign against Ghana on 28 July. India finished third in the FIH Pro League debut season after beating America in two successive matches. In such a situation, the Indian women’s team will try to win a medal in Birmingham as well.
Indian Women’s Hockey Team for Commonwealth Games
Savita (Captain/Goalkeeper), Rajni Etimarpu (Goalkeeper), Deep Grace Ekka (Vice-Captain/Defender), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Nisha, Sushila Chanu, Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyothi, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete, Vandana Kataria, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi and Sangeeta Kumari
Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by Prachand.in. Publisher: India News