Experienced Anjum to lead eves team

Experienced Anjum to lead eves team

The team, which was picked on Thursday after the trials at at SAI Centre Bhopal, will start its tour with the first ‘Test’ against Australia on October 14 before heading to Perth on October 20 to compete in the inaugural nine-a-side event.

Besides India and Australia, the nine-a-side tournament, to be held under the aegis of the
International Hockey Federation (FIH), will also feature Malaysia.

This is the first time such a tournament is being played internationally and the organisers have coincided the event with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Perth.

The squad: Yogita Bali, E Rajani (goalkeepers), Joydeep Kaur, Preety Sunila Kiro, Jaspreet Kaur (defenders), Asunta Lakra Kirandeep Kaur, Ritu Rani, P Sushila Chanu, Mukta Prava Barla Deepika (midfielders), Forwards Saba Anjum (Captain), Jasjeet Kaur Handa (vice-captain), Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Rani, Soundarya Yendala, Rosalin Dung Dung (strikers).

Stand-bys: Savita (goalkeeper), Th. Pinki Devi (defender), MN Ponnamma, Kiran Dahiya (midfielders), Rashmi Singh (forward)

Schedule (‘Tests’ versus Australia): Oct 14: 1st match; Oct 15: 2nd match; Oct 17: 3rd match; Oct 18: 4th match.

International Super Series 9-a-side Tournament (India only): Oct 20: Vs Malaysia (two matches); Oct 21: Vs Australia (two matches); Oct 22: Vs Malaysia (two matches); Oct 23: Final and third-place play-off.