India Team for Women’s Nations Cup announced, Odisha’s Deep Grace Ekka named VC
New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday named the 20-member Indian women’s hockey team for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Nations Cup being to be held in Spain’s Valencia from December 11 to 17.
A 20 member has been announced which will be lead by goalkeeper Savita Punia, while Odisha’s Deep Grace Ekka has been named as the Vice Captain of the team.
The FIH Women’s Nations Cup is an important fixture as it brings in a system of promotion-relegation, where the champions will be promoted to the FIH Hockey Women’s Pro League’s 2023-2024.
India are grouped in pool B along with Canada, Japan and South Africa. The other teams in the fray are Ireland, Italy, Korea and Spain who are grouped in pool A.
Goalkeepers: Savita (Captain), Bichu Devi Kharibam.
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka (Vice-Captain), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Ishika Chaudhary.
Midfielders: Nisha, Salima Tete, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Sonika, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur.
Forwards: Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sangita Kumari, Beauty Dungdung.