Asia Cup: India Women’s Hockey Team Departs For Oman To Defend Title

The India women’s hockey crew left from Sporting activities Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on Sunday to journey to Oman to defend their title at the Hockey Asia Cup which is established to get position from January 21-28 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Advanced in Muscat. India will compete against China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand in the level of competition for the prized trophy and the top four teams from this event will qualify for the 2022 FIH Women’s Hockey Environment Cup to be held in Spain & Netherlands.

On becoming asked about the potent teams that India have to facial area in the event, goalkeeper Savita, who will be major the staff, mentioned that she believes in concentrating on by themselves and their strengths.

“Our principal concentrate will generally be on ourselves. We have noticed films of new matches of Malaysia Japan, Korea, China, and other teams and we have organized for them. But every workforce has their strengths and weaknesses and consequently, we purpose to concentration on ourselves,” Savita stated in a Hockey India release.

“We have to assure we continue to be sturdy when having and defending penalty corners. When we enjoy attacking hockey, we ought to make certain we also continue being limited on defence. If we target on our strengths, then the opposition will on their own find it complicated to obstacle us,” she extra.

Savita also stressed on the relevance of the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup for the Indian group and stated that taking part in in the event will raise their self confidence in advance of impending challenges afterwards in the year.

“This event is extremely vital for us as we have skilled definitely tough and worked on several elements of the game in the previous few months. We are waiting to participate in in the matches so that we can showcase what we are training and get confidence,” Savita reported.

“There are various big tournaments coming later on this 12 months, together with the Planet Cup and Asian Game titles. We also have the FIH Pro League matches this 12 months. Considering the fact that we have not performed numerous games after the Olympics, this match will aid us prepare for the worries that lie ahead of us in 2022,” she additional.


India will open their campaign against Malaysia on January 21, 2022.

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