Newdelhi:27/3/19:Goalkeeper Savita will captain an 18-strong Indian women’s hockey team for the five-match series against Malaysia starting from 4th of next month.
Hockey India announced on Wednesday that Savita will stand in for regular skipper Rani Rampal, who is nursing an injury.
The eight-day tour to Kuala Lumpur will have defender Deep Grace Ekka as Savita’s deputy.
In the absence of Rani, experienced Namita Toppo and dragflicker Gurjit Kaur, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said, it would be an opportunity for the youngsters to strengthen their future prospects.
Rajani Etimarpu has joined the squad as the second goalkeeper.