Women hockey squad announced for World League Round 3

Updated: May 30, 2013, 15:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead an 18-member senior Indian women`s team in the FIH Hockey World League Round 3 (Semi-Finals) to be played at Rotterdam from June 13-23.

The team will play their opening match against New Zealand on June 13 followed by Belgium (14th) and Germany (16th).

Chanchan Devi has been named as Ritu`s deputy for the tournament.

The Indian team has qualified for this competition in February this year by winning the World League Round 2 tournament in Delhi. The FIH World League is a qualification tournament for the 2014 Women`s World Cup.

India is placed in Pool B with New Zealand, Germany and Belgium while hosts The Netherlands, Korea, Japan and Chile are placed in Pool A.

Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajni Etimarpu.
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Kirandeep Kaur, Namita Toppo, Sushila Chanu, Sunita Lakra, Manjeet Kaur.
Midfielders: Ritu Rani, Chanchan Devi, Navjot Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Lily Chanu.
Forwards: Anupa Barla, Poonam Rani, Roselin Dung Dung, Lilima Minz, Ritusha Arya.