Strong core group will help deal with Busy 2022: hockey player Savita

The Asian Cup will be played in a two-group format with crossed classification matches. The continental event is the 2022 FIH Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament which will take place in Spain and the Netherlands in July.

The teams in the top four in Muscat will advance to the World Cup.

“In 2017 we won the Asian Cup to directly qualify for the FIH Women’s World Cup in London. I think this victory was one of the stepping stones for us to establish a steady growth in our performance. In the past four years, season with a good show in the Asian Cup will give us the right momentum as we play consecutive tournaments, ”said Savita, who is also the team’s vice-captain.

With the Birmingham Commonwealth Games slated for July and the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China (the qualifying event for the 2024 Paris Olympics) two months later, Savita says the strength of the core group should come in handy. during the hectic season. India will also play the FIH Women’s Nations Cup in December in Valencia, Spain.

“Without a doubt it will be a very eventful season and we have started our preparations in all sincerity. We also have a very young and promising group of players who have entered the camp of 60 players and it will be interesting to see who ends up doing so. reach the final base group of 33. Having a good base group in such a hectic year will mean a lot in ensuring that our performance does not drop every time someone has to replace another player, ”said Savita.

Catherine J. Martinez