New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead a 16-member Indian women's hockey team in the upcoming Asian Games, aiming to do better than the fifth place finish it managed in the recent Commonwealth Games.
The team for the September 19 to October 4 Games in Incheon, South Korea was selected by a panel comprising BP Govinda, Harbinder Singh and Surinder Kaur along with Director High Performance Roelant Oltmans and chief coach Neil Hawgood.
Speaking ahead of the important tournament, Hawgood said, "The team has been practicing thoroughly all this while and is in its best form currently. The girls are in uplifted spirits and we expect a really high level of game from them. The women are looking forward to a tough fight against all the teams and are aiming for a top finish in the pool matches."