File Photo of Indian drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur(Twitter)
File Photo of Indian drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur(Twitter)

Indian women hockey team working on PC conversion and defence: Gurjit

Indian women hockey team working on PC conversion and defence: Gurjit
PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:20 PM IST

Gearing up for its first international assignment in almost a year, drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur on Thursday said the Indian women hockey team is paying more attention to penalty corner conversion and defence ahead of its clash against formidable Argentina.

The Indian team will begin the eight-match tour against the world number two side on Sunday.

"Playing against a strong team like Argentina on their home ground won't be easy but our focus will be on bringing out our best play against them. We worked really hard on our fitness over the past 11 months in SAI and the aim was to return to our best form. It is against teams like Argentina where we can test our potential," said Gurjit.

"We have been here nearly 10 days and have got a few sessions on the pitch. We have paid extra attention to areas such as PC conversion and PC defending. We need to be alert in our defence if we have to do well against Argentina," she said in a release issued by Hockey India.

Gurjit also emphasised on the importance of following protocols due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

"We are extremely grateful to Hockey India and the Argentina Federation for ensuring a safe bio-bubble environment here. We are in a good hotel which is about 20-25 minutes' drive from the ground. The food is good and SOPs on the ground is also followed. It's important to be responsible and just focus on the job at hand," she said.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Indian women's junior hockey team beat Chile.(Hockey India/Twitter)
Indian women's junior hockey team beat Chile.(Hockey India/Twitter)

Indian junior women's hockey team beats Chile senior side 2-0

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Playing their fifth match of the tour of Chile, goals from Sangita Kumari (48th minute) and Sushma Kumari (56th minute) in the last quarter gave India the win.
Close
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)

First defeat for Indian women's hockey team on tour of Argentina

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:41 AM IST
In the previous matches, India drew 2-2 and 1-1 respectively with the Argentina junior team.
Close
Indian women's junior hockey team beat Chile 3-2(Hockey India/Twitter)
Indian women's junior hockey team beat Chile 3-2(Hockey India/Twitter)

Indian junior women's hockey team stuns Chile's senior side 3-2

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:09 PM IST
It was India's third consecutive victory on the tour. They had defeated Chile's junior side twice earlier this week.
Close
Rani Rampal will be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Kel Ratna award(Photo: Hockey India)
Rani Rampal will be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Kel Ratna award(Photo: Hockey India)

Rani's goal help women's hockey team draw 1-1 with junior Argentina side

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 01:22 PM IST
It was a second straight draw for the Indian team following a 2-2 result in the tour-opener.
Close
Photo of Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh(The Hockey India/Twitter)
Photo of Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh(The Hockey India/Twitter)

Pro League will be the perfect test ahead of Olympics: Sreejesh

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 04:11 PM IST
In the next leg of FIH Hockey Pro League matches, India is scheduled to play against Argentina in April, Britain, Spain and Germany in May.
Close
Rani Rampal(Photo: Hockey India)
Rani Rampal(Photo: Hockey India)

India women's hockey skipper Rani Rampal talks about Argenita tour

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The women's side will become the first of India's hockey teams to resume international matches as it plays the first of the eight games during the tour of Argentina, starting Sunday.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP