The Indian junior women’s hockey group will look to place up a very good present because it begins its campaign on the Uniphar U23 5 Nations Tournament with a conflict towards Ireland right here on Sunday.
The Indian group, which final performed on the FIH Women’s Junior World Cup in South Africa in April this yr, will play towards Ireland, Netherlands, USA and Ukraine within the league stage of the competitors.
“We are finally here to play at the Uniphar U23 5 Nations 2022 and we could not be happier. The weather here is great. We have had a few practice sessions to get adjusted to the conditions,” Indian captain Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke mentioned in a Hockey India press launch.
“We have played well during training, and now we’re hoping to replicate it in the upcoming matches.”
After the sport towards Ireland, India will go up towards the Netherlands on June 20, adopted by matches towards Ukraine on June 22 and the USA on June 23.
“We have trained very well and we are quite excited because this is a huge opportunity for us to showcase our talent. This trip is also a fantastic exposure for our side,” Beauty Dungdung, who has been named Phalke’s deputy for the sequence.
“So we’re just going to take it one game at a time, focus on ourselves and our game, and, yes, improve with each game.”
At the tip of the round-robin stage, the highest two groups on the desk will straight qualify for the ultimate whereas the third and fourth-placed sides will battle it out within the bronze medal play-off match.
The closing and the bronze medal play-off match are slated to be held on June 26.
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