The India ladies’ hockey group left from Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on Sunday to go to Oman to guard their title at the Hockey Asia Cup which is set to happen from January 21-28 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. India will go up against China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand in the opposition for the valued prize and the main four groups from this competition will fit the bill for the 2022 FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup to be held in Spain and Netherlands.
On being gotten some information about the solid groups that India need to look in the competition, goalkeeper Savita, who will be driving the group, said that she puts stock in zeroing in on themselves and their assets.
“Our principle spotlight will forever be on ourselves. We have seen recordings of late matches of Malaysia Japan, Korea, China, and different groups and we have arranged for them. In any case, each group has their assets and shortcomings and thus, we mean to zero in on ourselves,” Savita said in a Hockey India discharge.
“We need to guarantee we stay solid when taking and shielding punishment corners. At the point when we play assaulting hockey, we should guarantee we additionally stay tight on guard. In the event that we center around our assets, the resistance will themselves think that it is hard to challenge us,” she added.
Savita additionally focused on the significance of the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup for the Indian group and said that playing in the competition will help their certainty in front of forthcoming difficulties later in the year.
“This competition is vital for us as we have prepared truly hard and dealt with a few parts of the game in the beyond couple of months. We are holding on to play in the matches with the goal that we can feature what we are rehearsing and gain certainty,” Savita said.
“There are a few major competitions coming not long from now, including the World Cup and Asian Games. We additionally have the FIH Pro League matches this year. Since we have not played many games after the Olympics, this competition will assist us with getting ready for the difficulties that lie in front of us in 2022,” she added.
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India will open their mission against Malaysia on January 21, 2022.