Indian women’s hockey team: According to captain Savita, the Indian women’s hockey team is well-prepared and will try to secure an Olympic berth with a strong performance at the Asian Games. Savita made the comments before the squad left for Hangzhou, China. The women’s hockey squad from India, which is in Pool A with Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, and Singapore, departed for China on Tuesday evening.
On September 23, the quadrennial event begins in Hangzhou.
On September 27, India will play Singapore in the prestigious event’s opening match. Pool B includes Kazakhstan, Thailand, China, Japan, and Indonesia. For the semifinals, the top two teams from each Pool will advance.
The team that wins the gold medal will automatically qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Paris.
We worked on all the areas where we need to improve during a protracted and taxing National Camp. We have developed our strategies based on our capabilities, and we have carefully analysed our competitors to comprehend their playing styles,” Savita said in a release.
Indian women’s hockey team leaves for Asian Games
“We anticipate a successful tournament and successful outcomes. Our objective is to make the 2024 Paris Olympics, so we are aware of the significance of the competition and what we must do to succeed. Goalkeepers Savita and Bichu Devi Kharibam are on the women’s team. The Indian team’s defence is made up of Deep Grace Ekka, Ishika Chaudhary, Nikki Pradhan, and Udita, while the midfield is made up of Sushila Chanu, Monika, Navneet Kaur, Neha, Nisha, Salima Tete, Sonika, and Vaishnavi Vittal Phalke.
The team now includes forwards Deepika, Lalremsiami, Sangita Kumari, and Vandana Katariya.
The fact that our ranks are comprised of a mix of youth and experience is advantageous to us. Vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka stated that all of the players are motivated to perform at their highest level and are in the best frame of mind to do so on the pitch.
We are aware of the quality of the teams in our pool, but we all view this as a chance to demonstrate how much we have improved as a group and as individuals over the previous year. We are prepared to quickly adapt to the environment since we are aware that doing so will allow us to fully concentrate on our game, she continued. India will play Malaysia on September 29, Korea on October 1, and Hong Kong China on October 3 after the first game.