The Indian Women’s Hockey Team is all set to participate in the 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017. Indian team ranked forth highest Asian team in the world to play against China, Malaysia and Singapore. The 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017 will start on 28 October, 2017. Team India will be playing against Singapore in their opening match. This is going to be important tournament for team India as this will confirm their spot in next year’s Women’s Hockey World Cup in London.
Harendra Singh the newly appointed hockey chief coach will start his tenure with Indian Women’s team in Japan. The coach is very positive that team India can give good performance and take charge on the field against teams like China, Korea and Japan in the upcoming tournament. The team has been under training for the past four weeks at the National Camp at SAI, Bengaluru.
The Indian women’s team already been in highlights for their Europe tour and played well against the opponents. According to coach Harendra Singh, the team past exposure is enough to play well against opponents in this tournament. The Team is looking forward for Women’s Asia Cup in order to confirm qualification for next year’s World Cup. The 18-member team left from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi on Tuesday, 24th October 2017, for Kakamigahara and looking forward to perform at their best in 9th Women’s Asia Cup 2017.