Rani Rampal wanting to construct confidence for Olympics on Argentina tour

India will engage in 8 matches and captain Rani Rampal feels the effect of lengthy camps can be assessed prior to the Olympics.

The Indian women’s hockey team will lastly return to aggressive motion after virtually a year when they vacation to Argentina for a tour commencing January 17.

It will be a best time, six months forward of the Tokyo Olympics, to perform once more competitively and captain Rani Rampal was on the lookout forward to a excellent demonstrating against Argentina, who are ranked second in the planet.

“If we play to our possible versus Argentina, then we will achieve (attain) a large amount of assurance for the all-critical Olympics, wherever we are aiming very little shorter of a medal,” Rani Rampal mentioned.

“Hopefully, we can make historical past in Tokyo and make our place proud. We are going to give our absolute greatest in each and every match we enjoy this yr.”

The Argentina tour will be a welcome return for the Indian women’s hockey team, who expended numerous months at the Sporting activities Authority of India (SAI) campus in Bengaluru through the national lockdown in India.

The crew then underwent a 5-thirty day period national camp in Bengaluru, which concluded in December, and was on a short crack prior to reconvening to travel to Argentina on January 3.

Although there was palpable enjoyment between the squad to be back in global action, the tour will also deliver viewpoint on how things have shaped up in phrases of technique and methods.

“All the gamers in the crew are feeling incredibly assured about their game titles,” explained Rani Rampal.

“It will be appealing to see how every a person of them performs in a match circumstance after keeping away from the worldwide circuit for just about a person 12 months.”

The senior Indian women’s hockey group will play 8 matches versus Argentina on the tour – 4 towards the senior Argentina team and two every against the junior teams and ‘B’ teams. The tour starts on January 17 and will conclude on January 31.

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