Players with 100 plus caps an advantage, feels Rani Rampal

The Rani-led team on Sunday departed for London to feature in the forthcoming Hockey World Cup, slated to be held between July 21 and August 5.

Rani Rampal. (File Photo)   -  K. MURALI KUMAR

India’s women’s hockey team skipper Rani Rampal feels it carries good international exposure and players having 100 plus international caps will be an advantage for them in the forthcoming Women’s Hockey World Cup.

The Rani-led team on Sunday departed for London to feature in the forthcoming Hockey World Cup, slated to be held between July 21 and August 5. It will be India’s first appearance in the prestigious event in eight years.

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“It is a plus point for us that this team, barring only three or four players, have been playing together for over two years now and have had good international exposure, with many of them having more than 100 or 150 plus International Caps for India,” the skipper said.

The Indian team is grouped in Pool B with Olympic Champions England, World No.7 US and Ireland. The Indian eves will kick-off its campaign against host England on July 21.

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