The Indian women's hockey core group is currently in a preparation camp at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru are in a competitive mood.
India and Pakistan will face each other in the last match on the opening day of the tournament.
Tokyo Olympic bronze medallists India have so far played eight matches this season and are placed second in the standings, behind Germany, with 16 points.
While the women's matches were deferred, the men's fixtures between India and England will be played as planned this weekend.
Spain suffered a defeat in their opening match of the tournament at home against the Netherlands (0-1) but managed to push their second game against the Dutch to a shootout.
India's high press is the way to play modern hockey but it does come with significant risks. If teams find an out ball to bypass the press, they can find significant joy on the counter.
Despite the win against them in the opening match, captain Manpreet Singh believes France is an unpredictable team and on a good day they can pull off a surprise any team.
Lack of match practice due to the Covid 19 pandemic after a successful Olympic outing cost India dearly as they produced inconsistent performances in crucial matches to crash out of the title race.
Official sources said all roads of the RSCL, Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) and Public Works department would be completed in six to eight months.
The Manpreet Singh-led side's confidence must be sky high as they had thrashed Japan 6-0 in their last round-robin match.
These sensor-equipped waste bins will primarily be installed near large market places and vegetable vending zones of Rourkela.
A day after the cancellation of its matches against defending champions Korea and China respectively, an Asian Hockey Federation source said that the Indian team is no longer competing in the event.
In the absence of Captain Rani, who has been rested from the tournament, India were led by veteran goalkeeper Savita.
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that an amount of Rs 45.05 crore has been spent on senior hockey men's team during the last five years.
The new variant has already taken its toll on sports in South Africa with the upcoming FIH Junior Women's Hockey World Cup in South Africa was also put on hold on Friday.