“Congratulations to women hockey players from Odisha Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo & Rashmita Minz on being selected in the Indian National Women's Team for their tour against Argentina. Best wishes to the team,” tweeted Patnaik.
The Indian Women's Hockey Team left from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi on Sunday to take part in their tour of Argentina. The Indian Women's Team, which will be Captained by Forward Rani and vice-captained by Goalkeeper Savita consists of Goalkeepers Rajani Etimarpu and Bichu Devi Kharibam, Defenders Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Rashmita Minz, Manpreet Kaur, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete and Nisha, Midfielders Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Namita Toppo, Monika and Nikki Pradhan and Forwards Vandana Katariya, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Jyoti, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Lalremsiami and Sharmila Devi.
The Indian team is scheduled to play two matches against Argentina (Junior Women) on 17 January 2021 and 19 January 2021, two matches against Argentina B on 22 January 2021 and 24 January 2021 and four matches against Argentina on 26 January 2021, 28 January 2021, 30 January 2021 and 31 January 2021.