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5 Odisha Players named in Indian Women’s Hockey Team for Spain Tour

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Bhubaneswar:  As many as five players from Odisha- Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz, Sunita Lakra, Anupa Barla and Namita Toppo have been selected in the national women’s hockey team for the Spain Tour starting from June 12.

Hockey India (HI) on Friday announced the 20-member Indian Women’s Team for the Tour. The Indian Team will play five matches against the Spanish National Team as an exposure tour ahead of the much-important Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 in July.

The team will be led by ace striker Rani while Goalkeeper Savita will shoulder the responsibility of the Vice Captain.

Deep Grace Ekka and Sunita Lakra will play as the defenders, while midfielders Namita Toppo and Lilima Minz will hold fort. Anupa Barla will play at forward position.

Squad:

Goalkeepers:    Savita (VC), Swati

Defenders:         Sunita Lakra, Deep Grace Ekka, Suman Devi Thoudam, Deepika, Gurjit Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam

Midfielders:      Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Neha Goyal, Neha Goyal, Navjot Kaur, Nikki Pradhan

Forwards:            Rani (C), Anupa Barla, Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami and Udita

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