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HWL 2015 SF W: Speed and quick Counterswill be the (4/4/2015)
--Press Release
New Delhi, 04 April 2015: With an impressive run in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi, midfielder Navjot Kaur is all prepared for the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015 in New Zealand scheduled to start on 11th April. Along with the Women National Hockey Team, Navjot Kaur will face world’s best teams in the tournament. She will be accompanied by other midfielders such as Captain Ritu Rani, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Liliy Chanu and Sondarya Yendala, who made in the 18-member squad, for the important tournament before the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Round (Women) in Belgium, to be held in June/July this year.

Along with the midfield line-up, Navjot Kaur is working hard on her speed and counter attack as both the skills will be the key factors against the top-rated teams in the tournament.

Speaking on the tournament, Navjot Kaur said, “We are going to face the best hockey teams in the world and it will not always be easy to materialise the opportunities in goals. We are working on all aspects of the game, from basic quick running to out-of-the-box strategies. Speed and counter-attack will be the key-factor in the tournament. We have to react quickly and should look at entering the opponents’ D in few seconds. Only speed and quick counter-attack can surprise the best teams and allow us to take an edge. We are working on these areas and have improved a lot. I am looking forward to the tournament.”

The preparatory camp, which commenced on 22nd March and will conclude on 7th April with the players working hard on their game as they understand that this tournament is important before they play the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final, Belgium in June this year.

The Hawke’s Bay will be played from 11 April 2015 – 19 April 2015 and eight teams will be seen fighting it out for the title. India will play their first match against China at 6.00 AM IST on 11 April 2015.

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