Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team announced for South Africa tour led by Preeti

"VAN" (Sports Desk - 01.02.2023) :: Hockey India on Tuesday announced the Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team squad for the tour of South Africa set to begin from February 14 onwards. The Indian team led by Preeti as Captain and Rutaja Dadaso Pisal as Vice-Captain will play a series of matches on the tour between 17th and 25th February against South Africa Junior Women's Hockey Team and South Africa A Team.

India's forward line includes Deepika Soreng, Deepika, Sunelita Toppo, Madugula Bhavani, Annu, and Taranpreet Kaur.

In the midfield, Jyoti Chhatri, Manju Chorsiya, Hina Banu, Nikita Toppo, Hritika Singh, Sakshi Rana, and Rutaja Dadaso Pisal have been given the opportunities.

Preeti, Jyoti Sing, Neelam, Mahima Tete, and Mamita Oram constitute Indian's defence line-up on the tour.

Apart from the 20 players, Aditi Maheshwari, Anjali Barwa, Edula Jyothi, and Bhumiksha Sahu have been named as the four reserve players in the squad.

Speaking on the squad selection, Chief Coach Indian Women's Hockey Janneke Schopman said, "The tour is a good opportunity for us to test our young batch of talented players and give them the right kind of exposure. It is important for us to ensure that we continue to give ample playing opportunities to players who are showing signs of progress. We hope to achieve good results on the tour."

Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team squad:


Kurmapu Ramya
Madhuri Kindo


Preeti (Captain)
Jyoti Singh
Mahima Tete
Mamita Oram


Jyoti Chhatri
Manju Chorsiya
Hina Banu
Nikita Toppo
Hritika Singh
Sakshi Rana
Rutaja Dadaso Pisal (Vice-Captain)


Deepika Soreng
Sunelita Toppo
Madugula Bhavani
Taranpreet Kaur


Aditi Maheshwari
Anjali Barwa
Edula Jyothi
Bhumiksha Sahu


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