~ The Indian Ladies’s Hockey Group will open their marketing campaign in opposition to Singapore on twenty seventh September ~
Bengaluru, nineteenth September 2023: The Indian Ladies’s Hockey Group on Wednesday evening left from Bengaluru airport for Hangzhou for the upcoming nineteenth Asian Video games Hangzhou 2022. India are positioned in Pool A together with Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong China and Singapore and can open their marketing campaign on the prestigious occasion in opposition to Singapore on twenty seventh September 2023. In the meantime, Japan, China, Thailand, Kazakhstan, and Indonesia are positioned in Pool B. The highest two groups from every Pool will qualify for the Semi-Finals.
The Indian Ladies’s Hockey Group will as soon as once more be led by Captain Savita, with Deep Grace Ekka as her deputy.
Talking forward of the workforce’s departure, Captain Savita opened up on the workforce’s expectations from the event. “We’ve got had a protracted and strenuous Nationwide Camp the place we labored on all of the areas the place we have to enhance. We’ve got formulated our methods as per our strengths and now we have studied our opponents as properly, totally to grasp their types of play. We hope to have event and get optimistic outcomes. Our goal is to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics and so we’re conscious of the significance of the event and what we have to do to attain our targets.”
The ladies’s workforce consists of goalkeepers Savita and Bichu Devi Kharibam. Deep Grace Ekka, Ishika Chaudhary, Nikki Pradhan, and Udita type the defence line, whereas Sushila Chanu, Monika, Navneet Kaur, Neha, Nisha, Salima Tete, Sonika, and Vaishnavi Vittal Phalke represent India’s midfield. Deepika, Lalremsiami, Sangita Kumari, and Vandana Katariya have been included within the workforce as forwards.
In the meantime, Vice-Captain Deep Grace Ekka additionally spoke on the workforce’s composition and temper within the camp forward of the departure. “The nice factor for us is that now we have a mix of expertise and youth amongst our ranks. All of the gamers are desirous to show their greatest, and are of their greatest way of thinking to showcase their abilities on the sector,” she mentioned.
“We all know now we have some robust groups in our pool, however all of us see this as a chance to showcase how a lot now we have grown as a workforce and people over the previous yr. We all know we must modify to the environment shortly, and we’re ready to do this to make sure we will utterly concentrate on our recreation,” she added.
India will face Singapore on twenty seventh September 2023 earlier than taking up Malaysia on twenty ninth September, Korea on 1st October 2023 and Hong Kong China on third October 2023.
Schedule of the Indian Ladies’s Hockey Group:
On twenty seventh September 2023, India vs Singapore at 1015 hrs IST
On twenty ninth September 2023, Malaysia vs India at 1600 hrs IST
On 1st October 2023, Korea vs India at 1330 hrs IST
On third October 2023, India vs Hong Kong China at 0745 hrs IST
The matches will likely be aired reside on Sony Sports activities Community.