Asian Champions Trophy: Odisha’s Sunita Lakra to lead 18-member Indian hockey team
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Sunita Lakra will lead 18-member Indian team at Asian Champions Trophy beginning at Donghae City, Korea on May 13.
Sunita has been made captain of the team as regular skipper Rani Rampal has been rested for the tournament. Goalkeeper Savita will be the vice-captain.
Other four players from Odisha namely Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Anupa Barla have found place in the team which is the defending champion of the hockey tournament.
The Indian team had defeated China in the final to win the last two editions of Asian Champions Trophy in 2016 and 2017.
This year, the team will begin its campaign against Japan on May 13.
Goalkeepers: Savita, Swati.
Defenders: Deepika, Sunita Lakra (C), Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Suman Devi Thoudam.
Midfielders: Monika, Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Navjot Kaur, Udita.
Forwards: Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Anupa Barla.