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*     Veteran midfielder Ritu Rani will lead an 18-member Indian team in Asia Cup.
*     Three players from Odisha (Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra and Namita Toppo) have been included in the Indian team.
*     Hockey India selectors B P Govinda, Surinder Kaur, Mamta Kharab, chief coach Neil Hawgood, coach I S Gill and scientific advisor Matthew Tredrea alongwith Government observer Harbinder Singh selected the 18 players and six standbys during the trials conducted in Patiala on August 30 and 31.
*     Odisha`s  Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla are in the standby list.
*     Ritu has 157 India appearances to her credit.
*     India will have another mid-fielder Chanchan Devi Thokchom (88 caps) as the vice-captain.
*     The team will depart for Malaysia on September 16.
*     India are placed in Pool A with China, hosts Malaysia and Hong Kong China while Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei are placed in Pool B.
*     India will open their campaign against Hong Kong China on September 21 followed by China on September 22 and hosts Malaysia on September 24.
*     The Women`s Asia Cup is the continental qualification tournament for the FIH Women`s World Cup 2014 to be played in The Hague, The Netherlands from May 31 to June 14, 2014.

Rajani Etimarpu, Savita.
Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Joydeep Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Namita Toppo, P Sushila Chanu, M N Ponnamma.
Midfielders: Ritu Rani (captain), Chanchan Devi Thokchom (vice-captain), Soundarya Yendala, Lily Chanu.
Forwards: Poonam Rani, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Anuradha Devi Thokchom.
Standbys: Sanarik Chanu, Asunta Lakra, Monika Malik, Navjot Kaur, Lilima Minz, Anupa Barla.

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