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DESCTIPTION:
*     Mid-fielder Ritu Rani has been named captain of the 18-member Indian team, which includes three from Odisha (Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla).
*     The suad features two goalkeepers, three defenders, six mid-fielders and seven forwards, including vice-captain Poonam Rani.
*     The selectors have also named eight stand-by players, including one from Odisha (Surabhi Pradhan).
*     The trials to select the Indian team were conducted at SAI Centre, Bhopal on June 1 and 2 and were witnessed by Hockey India selectors Col Balbir Singh, Thoiba Singh and Savitri Purti, alongwith government observer Harbinder Singh.
*     India have been placed in Pool A along with China, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka while Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and hosts Thailand are in Pool B.
*     India will play their opening match against Sri Lanka on June 27 followed by matches against Singapore, China and Malaysia.
*     The tournament is a qualifying event for the FIH Junior Women`s World Cup to be held next year.
*     India had won bronze medal in the last edition of Junior Women Asia Cup played at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2008.

TEAM INDIA:
Goalkeepers:
Sukhmani Virk and Bigan Soy.
Defenders: Pinki Devi, Deep Grace Ekka, Manjeet Kaur.
Midfielders: P Sushila Chanu, Nikki Pradhan, Monika Malik, Namita Toppo, Kiran Dahiya, Ritu Rani.
Forwards: Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur (Sr) and M Lily Chanu.
Standbys: Jaspreet Kaur (Goalkeeper), Apoorva Vishwakarma (Defender), Diksha Tiwari (Defender), Manmeet Kaur (Midfielder), Reena Rani (Midfielder), Neha Goel (Forward), Pooja Kundu (Forward), Surabhi Pradhan (Forward).

   
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