Rani said there is pressure, but her team members have huge belief in themselves, and are focusing on doing the basics right in both the matches.
Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal will lead the men’s and women’s hockey teams for the Olympic qualifiers, at Kalinga Stadium on November 1 and 2.
Hailing from a small town of Shahabad Markanda in Haryana’s Kurukshetra district, Rani Rampal was introduced to hockey at the age of six.
The series is scheduled to take place from September 27 to October 4 and Rani will have goalkeepeer Savita as her deputy.
The team is almost similar to the one which participated at the FIH Women's Series Finals in Hiroshima, Japan with chief coach Sjoerd Marijnethe having opted for just two changes.
It was an evenly matched encounter between the two teams but the hosts were helped by the efficient finishing shown by the hosts winning them game.