IND vs ENG, LIVE SCORE & UPDATES, Women’s Hockey World Cup: Hello and Welcome to our live coverage of the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2015, the women in blue are all set to take on hosts England in their opening match of the showpiece event. Under the leadership of inspirational Rani Rampal, the Indian women’s hockey team will be eyeing a solid start to their campaign against the reigning Olympic champions at the Lee Valley Hockey Center in London. Placed in Pool B, India will take on world number 16 Ireland on July 26 followed by world number 7 USA on July 29, apart from facing the Olympic champions in their home ground on the opening day of the prestigious tournament.
India’s previous appearance at the FIH World Cup was in 2010 when the event was held in Argentina. Rani then was the cynosure of India’s ninth-place performance as she had scored seven goals for the team during the course of the tournament.
While there will be a lot riding on Rani during this edition too, she has a unit that has dished out confidence-inspiring performance over the past two years where India even climbed to a career-best ranking of world number 10.
After having arrived in London a week prior to the start of the tournament, the Indian team has had good training sessions at the event venue Lee Valley Hockey and tennis stadium, including two practice matches against Australia and Belgium.