Vaishnavi will lead India’s 20-member women’s junior hockey team at the U-23 meeting in Ireland

Vaishnavi Phalke has been appointed captain and Mumtaz Khan was given a substitute role as Indian Hockey on Wednesday announcing the 20 members of India’s women’s junior squad in the Under-23 Five Nations tournament to be held in Dublin, South Korea.Ireland, from 19 June to 26.

The women’s junior team will face the Netherlands, Ireland, the United States and Ukraine during the tournament. He will also participate in the FIH Hockey 5s, which will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 4-5.

“We have a very talented group of players, who have been working hard to learn and improve every day. They are a well-balanced team, some of them performing very well at the recent Junior World Cup, while others will feature in their first international match. important,” said coach Erik Wonink.

“The Five Nations Under-23 Tournament in Ireland will provide them with good exposure to learning and they hope to make the most of this opportunity. India will play their first match against hosts Ireland on June 19, followed by their clash against the Netherlands on June 20. The third match will be against Ukraine on June 22, followed by a match against the United States on June 23.

After the round robin matches, the top two teams will meet in the final on June 26, while the third and fourth seeded teams will play the bronze medal playoffs on the same day.

Team composition: Goalkeepers: Khushboo, Kurmapu Ramya.

Defenders: Preeti, Mamita Oram, Mahima Tete, Neelam, Hritika Singh Midfielders: Manju Chorsiya, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke (Captain), Jyoti Chhatri, Hina Bano, Nikita Toppo, Ashwini Kolekar, Rutaja Dadaso Pisal Attackers: Annu, Beauty Dungdung, Mumtaz Khan (Vice Captain), Deepika Soreng, Monika Dipi Toppo, Mudugula Bhavani. PTI ATK KHS KHS

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