Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani on Wednesday said that their pool match against Australia in the upcoming Hawke's Bay Cup will be an important one as it would give her team an opportunity to figure out its loopholes before playing in the World League Semi-Finals in June.
Ms Avarna Jain, Chairperson of YFLO (Young FICCI Ladies Organisation) for the first time this year has instituted a Young Women Inspirators Award, which will be given to one woman every year who serves as an inspiration for young women.
Mid-fielder Ritu Rani on Sunday achieved a memorable milestone by earning her 200th International cap while leading the Indian women hockey team against Poland in the Finals of Hero FIH World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Ritu Rani will skipper the Indian women's hockey team when they take the field in the eight-team FIH World League Round 2 to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from March 7 to 15.
The gold medal already out of their grasp, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing to return at least with a bronze from the 17th Asian Games when they take on Japan, in what can be regarded as a revenge encounter, in the third-fourth place play-off here on Wednesday.
Having outclassed Canada in the lung opener, the Indian women`s hockey team led by Ritu Rani will be facing a sterner test when they meet a formidable New Zealand side in another group league clash here tomorrow.