Hockey India has named the 25-member core possible group for the senior ladies’s nationwide teaching camp as a part of the crew’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
After a two-week break following their Argentina Tour, the core group will assemble on the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on Sunday and can bear necessary quarantine.
The 25-member possible checklist contains goalkeepers Savita, Rajani Etimarpu and Bichu Devi (*25*). The defenders chosen for the camp embody Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur and Nisha.
Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam and Namita Toppo are the midfielders called-up for the camp whereas forwards Rani, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Sharmila Devi, Udita, Rashmita Minz may even report.
In January, the group had set out on their first tour in over 12 months and regardless of not registering a win on the tour, chief coach Sjoerd Marjine was pleased with the hassle put in by his crew towards the World No.2 aspect.
“Considering this was our first tour after a year-long break because of the pandemic, I’m fairly happy with the best way the crew carried out. We improved match-by-match and it is a optimistic step in our preparations for the Olympic Games. Basis this efficiency, we will likely be planning the following steps that wants enchancment and will likely be specializing in these areas throughout this camp,” Marijne mentioned.
“While we’re in quarantine, we’ll make use of this time to analyse intimately each single match we performed in Argentina. Each participant will likely be tasked with an project to current to the crew the areas they should enhance upon. What I’m notably comfortable about with this crew is that they’re vocal concerning the adjustments they wish to make of their efficiency. They settle for criticism and are in a position to transfer on with dedication to enhance,” he added.