Rani Rampal to captain the hockey team of Indian women on the England tour


Star forward Rani Rampal was named captain of the 18-member Indian women’s hockey team that will play against England in a five-game series starting on September 27 in Marlow.


The show is scheduled to take place from September 27 to October 4 and Rani will have goaltender Savita as his deputy.

Savita and Rajani Etimarpu have maintained their places on the side following the team’s recent victory at the Olympic Test event in Japan.

Defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar and Salima Tete were also included in the squad.The middle class sees the return of seasoned Namita Toppo after a long time on the sidelines due to injury, Hockey India said in a statement.

Ndia’s field will also include other experienced players in Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal and Lilima Minz.