Savita Punia to lead in Hockey World Cup 2022

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21 Jun 2022: Ace goalkeeper Savita will lead the most anticipated FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup being held in Netherlands and Spain, commencing from 1st July 2022.

The Indian squad squad includes goalkeepers Savita and Bichu Devi Kharibam. Defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita have been named in the squad along with midfielders Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Sonika and Salima Tete.

The forward line features the very experienced Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur and Sharmila Devi while talented young stars Akshata Abaso Dhekale and Sangita Kumari have been named as replacement players.

Chief Coach Janneke Schopman said India have picked the best squad for the World Cup.

“We have chosen the best squad for the World Cup. It is a mix of experience and young talent who have shown great promise when they were given a chance against top teams in the FIH Pro League,”Schopman said.

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