Both India’s men and women teams will be in action on Friday. The men’s team will be taking on Russia, whereas, the Indian lass will take on the USA women in their first-leg clash of Women’s Hockey Olympic Qualifiers.
Placed on the 9th position in the World rankings, India women will definitely start as the favorites as playing in the home conditions will also assist them. On the other hand, the USA women will look to put up a better show against the home side and give themselves a chance to topple India. They do have the added advantage of preceding India on the head to head basis with 16 wins to 4.
The match will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar 01st November
Time –06:00 PM IST
India Women won– 04
The United States of America Women won– 16
The United States of America Women Hockey Squad
Kathleen Sharkey (c), Erin Matson, Lauren Moyer, Ashley Hoffman, Julia Young, Alyssa Manley, Kealsie Robles, Kelsey Bing, Caitlin van Sickle, Casey Umstead, Virginia Bramley, Alyssa Parker, Amanda Magadan, Danielle Grega, Linnea Gonzales, Anna Dessoye, Ali Froede, Margaux Paolino.
India Women Hockey Squad
Rani Rampaul (c), Ekka Deep, Monika, Reena Khokhar, Sharmila Devi, Nikki Pradhan, Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Navjot Kaur, Lilima Minz, Gurjit Kaur, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sushila Pukhrambam.
Goal-Keeper- K Robles
Defenders- C v Sickle, G Kaur, D Ekka, R Khokhar
Mid-Fielders- T West, A Parker, N Pradhan
Forward- K Sharkey (vc), Rani Rampal (c), N K Sr
R Khokar, D Ekka, NK Sr, A Parker
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