The Indian ladies’s team put up a spirited present to kickstart their marketing campaign with an exhilarating 1-1 draw against England of their first match of the FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup Spain and Netherlands 2022 on the packed Wagener Hockey Stadium, Amstelveen on Sunday.
India will now sq. off against China of their second Pool B match of the event in Amstelveen on Tuesday.
Reflecting on the efficiency, Indian ladies’s team chief coach Janneke Schopman stated, “I think we started the game really well, creating a penalty corner in the opening minute. England were dangerous at times but we managed to play well on the ball and defended calmly most of the time.”
“We were unlucky in our penalty corner execution and in the end, the two green cards disturbed our rhythm a little. Overall, I’m quite happy with our performance but also know we can be better in certain areas,” she added.
The two groups have confronted one another thrice this yr, with India successful all three matches. India registered a 2-0 win within the third/4th Placed Match on the Asia Cup and gained each the FIH Hockey Pro League Matches (7-1 and 2-1) earlier this yr against their Asian counterparts.
Meanwhile, China additionally performed out a 2-2 draw against New Zealand of their opening match of the event.
Captain Savita, who made some exceptional saves within the opening match stated, “We knew it was going to be a high-pressure match, and I am happy that we showed great character on the pitch. I think we could have done better and converted our chances to win the match, nevertheless, we have picked up a valuable point against a very strong team. So, it’s a positive start for us.
(Only the headline and movie of this report could have been reworked by the Business Standard workers; the remainder of the content material is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)