Indian Hockey women’s team leaves for HWL Semi-Final on July 1


With their eyes set on a compartment for the 2018 World Cup, the Indian ladies’ group will leave tomorrow for the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg, beginning July 8.

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The 18-part Indian group driven by striker Rani has been preparing here throughout the previous six days before leaving for the World Cup Qualifier.

“We played a few matches in the course of the last one week against U-18 Boys. The entire thought of playing these matches was to perceive how the group adapts to dealing with speed considering the young men play speedier hockey. The physical angle too was put to test,” expressed boss mentor Sjoerd Marijne before their takeoff from here.

Not long ago, the squad prepared at the SAI Center at Shillaroo to get acclimatized to the testing conditions in Johannesburg. Under Scientific Adviser Wayne Lombard, the group was put through extraordinary preparing, with concentrate on enhancing rate, dexterity and accomplishing a more prominent level of wellness.

“We would do four sessions every day and it is difficult preparing so hard at high height. The sessions were extremely testing yet the young ladies are anxious and eager to gain a compartment for the World Cup,” said captain Rani.

“Notwithstanding two or three us in the group, the greater part of them have not taken an interest in a World Cup occasion and that reckoning is driving the group to give their 100 for every penny every session, each match and I am certain of a decent show,” she said.

In front of their first Pool B coordinate against has South Africa, the group will play two practice matches against England and Ireland on July 3 and 5 individually.

“We can test ourselves against these two nations and examine the territories we have to enhance before we play our first match.”

“While the current camp was centered around enhancing pace and wellness, we additionally worked exclusively with strikers, midfielders and protectors, made more mindfulness about the procedures and methodologies we have to adjust to and I am content with the sort of advance the group has appeared,” Marijne said.

India are assembled with South Africa, USA, Chile and Argentina. The central mentor demanded that the group can exceed expectations in the event that they adhere to the structure and execute the arrangements successfully.

He said they would not have any desire to rehash the slip-ups they made against New Zealand where they lost 0-5 in a five-coordinate arrangement in May this year.

“Here in Delhi, we experimented with various exercises in which tennis too was one of them. I needed the young ladies to comprehend what unforced blunders are in tennis. When we played against New Zealand a month ago, it isn’t so much that we played severely, however we made unforced blunders which prompted them scoring numerous objectives.

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“On the off chance that we can keep away from these slip ups then I trust we stand a decent possibility”, expressed the Dutchman. India will go up against South Africa on July 8 at 9.30 P.M. IST.