Surinder Kaur will lead the India women’s hockey team to New Zealand for a five Test series from May 13-24. Kaur replaces Subhadra Pradhan, who led the side during the dismal tours of Japan and China last month.
Deepika Murthy, who stepped in for Yogita Bali, and E. Rajini are the two keepers in the side.
The series, to be played at Palmerston North, Wellington is a build-up to preparations for the World Cup at Rosario, Argentina in August.
Team: Goalkeepers: Deepika Murthy, E. Rajini. Defenders: Binita Toppo, Subhadra Pradhan, Joydeep Kaur. Midfielders: Ritu Rani, Mukta Barla, Deepika Thakur, Kirandeep Kaur, Rosalin Ralte. Forwards: Surinder Kaur (cpt), Jasjeet Kaur Rani, Saba Anjum, Chanchan Devi, Rani, Soundarya Yendala, Poonam Rani, Monika Badran. Standbys: Yogita Bali, Preeti Kiro, Thokchom Ranjita Devi, Rosalin Dungdung.