New Delhi, Striker Rani will lead 18-member Indian Women’s Hockey Team for the 18th Asian Games beginning from August 18 in Indonesia vying for the Gold to earn a direct qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Hockey India on Friday named the 18-member Indian Women’s Hockey squad to be held in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
The team will be led by striker Rani who had successfully Captained the Indian Women’s Hockey Team that won the 9th Women’s Asia Cup last year.
Ace goalkeeper Savita has been named as the vice-captain and she will be joined by Rajani Etimarpu at the goalpost for the prestigious event where India will vie for the Gold to earn a direct qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
India’s defence will feature the experienced Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Reena Khokhar and dragflicker Gurjit Kaur while the team’s midfield will include Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Udita, Nikki Pradhan and Neha Goyal.