18-member team to represent India at Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima

18-member team to represent India at Women's Series Finals Hiroshima

Hockey India on Wednesday named the 18-member team for the forthcoming FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019,scheduled to begin on June 20. The Indian team will be captained by Rani. Savita is named her deputy.  

Grouped in Pool A along with Poland, Uruguay and Fiji, India will begin their campaign on the opening day against Uruguay while Pool B features 18th Asian Games Gold Medalist Japan, Chile, Russia and Mexico. 

Experienced goalkeeper Savita and Rajani Etimaru will guard India’s goalpost while defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Nisha, Gurjit Kaur, Salima Tete and Sunita Lakra have been named in the squad. Midfielders Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal and Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam have been called-up while the forward-line features Rani, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami and Jyoti.  

“We have a good balanced team with youth and experienced players. Nisha is replacing injured Reena Khokar in the midfield and she has shown in training that she is worthy of the position and executes her role and sticks to the tasks as expected. She makes her International debut and I believe she will do well,” expressed Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne about the team selected for the event.  

Speaking about the team’s preparedness, Marijne said, “We have had good preparations, having played against different styles during our tour to Spain, Malaysia and Republic of Korea. We have done everything we could do to be well-prepared and now we will focus on getting off to a good start against Uruguay.”  

Indian Team:  


1. Savita (Vice Captain)

2. Rajani Etimarpu


3. Deep Grace Ekka

4. Nisha

5. Gurjit Kaur

6. Salima Tete

7. Sunita Lakra


8. Monika

9. Nikki Pradhan

10. Lilima Minz

11. Neha Goyal

12. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam


13. Rani (Captain)

14. Vandana Katariya

15. Navjot Kaur

16. Navneet Kaur

17. Lalremsiami

18. Jyoti