The Indian women's hockey core group is currently in a preparation camp at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru are in a competitive mood.
The FIH Hockey Women’s Pro League matches will prove to be a big test against quality opponents to know where they really stand.
Top-seeded India started their campaign on a resounding note, blanking Malaysia 9-0 before being stunned by reigning Asian Games champions Japan 0-2 in their next match.
In the absence of Captain Rani, who has been rested from the tournament, India were led by veteran goalkeeper Savita.
Need to win gold in Asian games, nothing else will do: Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia
Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita Punia said the team needs to continue working on fitness, penalty corner conversions and defence.
Savita Punia (Best Goalkeeper, Women), PR Sreejesh (Best Goalkeeper, Men), Sharmila Devi (Best Rising Star, Women) and Vivek Prasad (Best Rising Star, Men) were all declared winners.
Sports marketing firm Baseline Ventures has added goalkeeper Savita to their talent roster.
A truly inspirational leader, it was under Rani Rampal's captaincy that India created history when they won the women's Asia Cup in 2017 after 13 years.