Indian Women Hockey team aim to register a win against Australia in Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015
New Delhi, 13 April 2015(N4C Sports)-Having played two matches where the team lost post giving a tough battle to the opponents during the Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015 so far, the Indian Women Hockey Team is eyeing to register their first win in the tournament against their clash with Australia tomorrow.
Having concluded both the previous matches with a loss, the upcoming match being the last pool match is a crucial one for the team to rise as strong contenders in the competition as well as to boost their confidence for the lined-up matches against other teams.
It will be an interesting game to watch tomorrow, as, the teams have not clashed recently hence they will have to work on their strategies solely on watching each other’s videos. This will bring an exciting element in the game while the audience wait to watch which one gets the better of the other. Australia sitting with two draws in their kitty, will also considers this battle as an opportunity to open their victory account.
The Indian women are working on the technicalities of the game and polishing their skills to give a tough competition tomorrow. The performances in this tournament will also be indicative of the chances to perform well in Women World League Final and hence, the team needs to outshine the competitors in Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015. Pocketing all the goals in favour of the team in both the previously played matches, Anuradha Devi Thokchom will be the centre of attraction for India.
Speaking on the importance of the clash tomorrow, Indian Captain, Ritu Rani said, “We are not demoralised with the losses, but are taking it as a lesson to improve and work on our mistakes. We are taking the loss as a chance to know our loopholes and work on them with a long term goal for the Hockey World League Semi Finals. Australia is a strong team and we are prepared to give them a tough competition to position ourselves as better in the pool standings.”
Talking about the preparation for the next match, Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Hockey India said, “We have a strong team with players who are determined to come back tough for tomorrow’s game. Though we lost the matches against China and USA, the girls are taking it in a positive way and working hard for the battle tomorrow to open the victory account. The opponents too are strong players, but we hope to get the game in our favour.”
The Hawke’s Bay will be played from 11 April 2015 – 19 April 2015 and eight teams will be seen fighting it out for the title. India will play their first match against China at 1.00 PM on 14 April 2015.