Women’s Hockey WC: India to confront England in opener

Indian Women’s Hockey group is good to go to go up against has England in their opening match of the World Cup here at Lee Valley Hockey Center on July 21.

Considering the opening match, Indian captain Rani attested certainty and said that the weight will be on England and not on the Indian side.

“They will have the home ground advantage however we are not new to playing before enormous group. We have done well against England previously and we will convey the certainty of doing great in our ongoing competitions including the CWG where we had tasted triumph against England in the Group Stage in Gold Coast. We will go into the match with the conviction that we can beat them,” Rani said.

She additionally said that the Indian group should just ensure that they don’t commit senseless errors as it did in the Bronze Medal coordinate at the Commonwealth Games (CWG).

“We have had great match hone against two of the best groups in the World. The group is playful and energized in front of the principal match and at this moment, our solitary concentration is to do well against England. We have played the USA and Ireland too previously and have a particular course of action against them. Be that as it may, for the present, our emphasis is on the main match,” she included.

India’s past appearance at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Cup was in 2010 when the occasion was held in Argentina. At that point, Rani assumed a focal part in India’s ninth-put execution as she had scored a most extreme of seven objectives for the group over the span of the competition.

While there will be a great deal, riding on Rani amid the competition, she has a unit that has indicated certainty moving execution in the course of recent years where India even moved to a profession best positioning of world number 10.

Indicating faith in his group, Indian Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne said that he has got enough involvement in the group and he might want to take a gander at the positives.

“The group, particularly the forward-line does not rely upon Rani alone any longer to score objectives. We have youthful strikers including the experience of Vandana Katariya with 200 or more International Caps who have scored on numerous events for the group,” Marijne said.

“I get a kick out of the chance to take a gander at the positives we have and having a drag-glint like Gurjit Kaur who is truly outstanding on the planet is additionally preference we have,” he included.

India is gathered in Pool B alongside world number 16 Ireland, world number 7 USA and world number 2 England.

On a related note, the fourteenth version of the ladies’ reality glass is booked to be held from July 21 to August 5 in London, England.

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