India Declare 18 Member Squad for Women’s Hockey – Savita to lead, Rani misses For CWG 2022

Commonwealth Games 2022 
Date : 28 July to 8 August, 2022 
Country : England 
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The side will be captained by goalkeeper Savita Punia while experienced protector Deep Grace Ekka will be her appointee in the Birmingham CWG, to be held from July 28 to August 8 [Click for CWG 2022 live]. The team will likewise play similar jobs in the 2022 FIH Women’s World Cup, to be co-facilitated by the Netherlands and Spain from July 1 to 17. Click here for FIH Women’s World Cup 2022 live stream.

There are just three changes in the CWG crew from the World Cup group. Rajani Etimarpu was named instead of Bichu Devi Kharibam as number two goalkeeper while World Cup colleague Sonika (midfielder) was forgotten about from the CWG crew. Forward Sangita Kumari, who was named as one of the trade players for the World Cup, figured in the CWG group as a full part.

Full list of Indiaan Men’s & Women’s Team and Schedule For Hockey at CWG 2022

India have been set in pool An alongside England, Canada, Wales and Ghana. They will start their mission on July 29 against Ghana. Rani, who drove the Indian ladies to a notable fourth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics, was picked for the new FIH Pro League matches in Belgium and Netherlands subsequent to recuperating from a hamstring injury.

She didn’t highlight in the initial four rounds of the side’s European leg of Pro League, raising questions about her wellness. At last, it cost her a spot in the World Cup-bound crew. In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, India had completed fourth subsequent to losing to England in the bronze decoration match.

Notwithstanding, after a great mission in their lady FIH Pro League where they completed in general third behind Argentina and the Netherlands, the Indian group is searching for a platform finish in Birmingham. Talking about the group determination, boss mentor Janneke Schopman said, “We have picked an accomplished side for the Commonwealth Games and the players accept they have a decent shot at a decoration this time.

“The group is energetic after a decent excursion in the FIH Pro League coordinates and see very well that the assumptions are likewise high. “We would have completed our World Cup crusade just a brief time before the CWG so it was exceptionally fundamental for us to pick an in great shape group as the recuperation time between the two occasions is just around 10 days,” added Schopman.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team for CWG 2022

Goalkeepers: Savita Punia (skipper), Rajani Etimarpu.

Defenders : Deep Grace Ekka (vc), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita;

Midfielders: Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete;

Forwards: Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Sangita Kumari.