Lalremsiami will captain the Indian team in the Women’s Junior Hockey World Cup. She was a part of the Indian women’s hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and did quite well for the country. In this Olympics, the Indian women’s hockey team finished fourth and missed out on a medal. The Junior Hockey World Cup will be played in South Africa from December 5.
India’s captaincy on the shoulders of Lalremsiami
A total of 16 teams are participating in this tournament. Argentina’s team, which won the Junior World Cup in 2016, will again try to repeat their performance. India will be captained by Lalremsiami and vice-captain Ishika Choudhary. Salima Tete and Sharmila Devi have also been included in the junior team. Both these players will also be part of the senior hockey team.
Women’s hockey team can compete with any team
Women’s hockey team coach Jeanneke Schopman said, “It was very difficult to select the final 18 players because all the players in the core 28 have worked hard and improved a lot over the past few months. Although we think we have made a difference. We have selected a strong team that can compete with any team in the Junior World Cup.
The best Team of India
He further said that the experience of some of the senior team players and the talent of the young players make India the best team. This team is very excited. Because she has been waiting for a long time to play at the international level. We will try to make the most of this opportunity. India’s best performance in this tournament was in 2013. This year India won the bronze medal by defeating England.
India’s first match will be against Russia
India’s first match in Group C will be against Russia on 6 December. After this, Team India will face defending champion Argentina on December 7. India’s third match in the Robin League will be against Japan on 9 December. The knockout matches will hold from December 10 to December 16.
Lalremsiami, who was part of the Indian women’s hockey team in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, will captain Team India in the Junior Hockey World Cup. The tournament will start in South Africa from December 5.
Indian squad: Lalremsiami (captain), Ishika Choudhary (vice-captain), Bichu Devi Kharibam (goalkeeper), Khushboo (goalkeeper), Akshata Abso Dhakale, Priyanka, Marina Lalramanghaki, Ajmina Kujur, Baljit Kaur, Reet, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke, Salima Tete, Sharmila Devi, Beauty Dungdung, Deepika, Mumtaz Khan, Sangeeta Kumari, Jeevan Kishori Toppo.