Scoring 5 objectives in the tour of Chile was particular, says younger Indian junior girls’s hockey striker Beauty Dung Dung, whose purpose is to make it to the nationwide group for the Asia Cup later this yr.
Dung Dung had a sensational outing in Santiago the place the Indian junior girls’s group remained unbeaten in six matches. The Jharkhand participant led the assault with 5 objectives in the current tour.
She scored a hat-trick in the primary match in opposition to the Chile junior group which India received 5-3. The junior Indian group then beat the Chile senior aspect thrice — with 4-2, 2-0 and 2-1 scorelines — and drew as soon as (2-2). “Doing nicely in Chile has given me quite a lot of confidence and scoring 5 objectives there was particular for me,” she mentioned.
“Next purpose is to enhance my expertise in the nationwide camp and hope to make the group for the Junior Asia Cup the place we have to end in the highest 3 to qualify for the FIH Junior World Cup (girls) to be held in December this yr in South Africa,” she mentioned. The Junior Asia Cup is scheduled in April at Kakamigahara, Japan.
Dung Dung was part of Jharkhand group that beat Haryana in the ultimate of Hockey India Junior Women National Championship 2019 (A Div).
She was picked for the Cantor Fitzgerald U-21 International four-nation match in Ireland adopted by the collection in Belarus. She additionally took half in India’s profitable outing in the three-nation match in Australia.
“We have developed an excellent understanding amongst one another. The core group is led by captain Suman who could be very encouraging particularly for children like me in the group.
“In our earlier camp, we additionally performed a couple of matches in opposition to the senior India group which helped us put together nicely for Chile. Since we’re in the identical campus because the senior core group, we watch how they press, the abilities they use and set items they create,” she added.
The junior girls’s core group is at the moment on a break and can regroup at SAI Centre, Bengaluru for the nationwide camp on February 9.