Fifteen teams are participating in the Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup 2022. Ukraine had to withdraw amidst the war crisis with Russia. India were in Group D along with Germany, Malaysia and Wales. India remained undefeated in the group stage, with impressive victories over Wales, Germany and Malaysia.

Argentina is the defending champion in the tournament and all eyes will be on them as they still are one of the top teams in women’s hockey.

16:30 PM: Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of the semi-final of the Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup 2022.

India is up against the Netherlands in the semi-final of the Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup 2022. The Indian Eves will be looking to continue their positive performance in the tournament with a win against the Netherlands. They will aim to seal their spot in the final of the competition with a win today. The match is being held in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

The World Cup 2022 will go on from 1 to 12 April 2022. India have never won this tournament in the past and will be looking to change their record this time around.

The Indian women’s hockey team’s best performance was in 2013 in Monchengladbach where they won a bronze medal. Experienced midfielder Salima Tete is leading the Indian women’s hockey team and Ishika Chaudhury is serving as the vice-captain. Olympians returned Lalremsiami and Sharmila Devi will also provide strength and big match experience to the squad.

India squad

Bichu Devi Kharibam (GK), Khushboo (GK), Marina Lalramnghaki, Preeti, Priyanka, Ishika Chaudhary (Vice-Captain), Akshata Abaco Dekhale, Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke, Salima Tete (Captain), Reet, Ajmina Kujur, Sharmila Devi, Lalremsiami, Baljeet Kaur, Lalrindiki, Jiwan Kishori Toppo, Mumtaz Khan, Beauty Dungdung, Deepika, Sangita Kumari.

Standbys: Madhuri Kindo, Neelam, Manju Chorsiya, Rutuja Dadaso Pisal, Annu.

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