The Indian women's hockey team chief coach Sjoerd Marjine feels the side is getting closer to operating at the same level as the top teams in the world.
Going by their performances in Chile, no team will be taking Lalrindiki and the junior India women lightly in upcoming tournaments.
Bichu now has to compete with seasoned campaigners such as Savita Punia and Rajani Etimarpu for a spot in the Indian team.
In an interview with TNIE, coach Sjoerd Marijne opens up on how the women's team has a changed mindset and the areas to improve in in the next few months.
Beauty Dung Dung feels that her five goals in the tour gave her a lot of confidence and she is now focusing to do well in the upcoming national camp.
Argentina's forward line created early pressure to push India on the defensive during the very first quarter.
The Indian women's hockey team put up a valiant fight before losing 2-3 to World no.2 Argentina in a thrilling match.
The Indian women's junior hockey team extended its unbeaten run by notching up a 2-0 victory over the Chile senior side.
Conceding two back-to-back PCs within six minutes of play and putting pressure on the visiting side but the Indian goalkeeper Rajani did well to save the goals.
Looking forward to test our preparations before Olympics: Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal
Rani Rampal said that the Argentina series is a crucial tour for the side to test themselves before the Tokyo Olympics.
With the Indian team scheduled to play a total of six matches between January 18-25, Dungdung said that the tour will give her team much-needed exposure.
Good show against Argentina will boost our confidence: Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal
Rani Rampal is looking forward to seeing how her teammates respond in match situations after a long break.
We've all grown from strength to strength this year: Indian women's hockey team vice captain Savita Punia
The Core Probable Group has remained committed to their goal of achieving success at the Olympic Games next year.
Rajani Etimarpu emphasised that good results in the Olympics will help in attracting more women players to take up the sport.
Sushila Chanu has remained a consistent performer with the team, and is hopeful she will have the opportunity to represent the tricolor in Tokyo next year.