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Indian Female Hockey Team 2023 Players List, Captain, Coach, Ranking

Indian Female Hockey Team 2023 Players List, Captain, Coach, Ranking, and other additional information are available in this article.

Indian Female Hockey Team 2023

The Indian Female Hockey Team 2023 is also known as the Nabhvarna. It represents India in international field hockey and is managed by Hockey India. On 17th December 2022, the Indian Female Hockey Squad won the inaugural of the FIH Women’s Hockey Nations Cup with a 1-0 score against Spain. With this victory, the nation’s female hockey squad has been promoted to the FIH Hockey Women’s Pro League 2023-2024. It is the main event of the next Paris Olympic and Asian Games 2024.

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Team India scored their first penalty corner in the sixth minute. Defender Gurjit Kaur slashed all the crucial goals in the penalty corner of the sixth minute. Hockey India declared a cash price of INR 2 lakh for each player of the Indian Female Hockey Squad. Also, INR 1 lakh for each Indian Support Staff member.


Recently, the team won the title of the Best Team in Asia. The team has won many medals and tournaments for India. Nabhvarna won gold medals in the 1982 Asian Games and 2002 Commonwealth Games. Moreover, the team also won the Women’s Asia Cup in 2004 and 2017. In 2016, Nabhvarna won the Asian Champion Trophy.

Indian Hockey Players List 2023

On 9th November 2022, 20 players were named for the Hockey Nations Cup 2022 in Valencia, Spain. The last update on the team was made on 17th December 2022 after winning the match against Spain.

Indian Female Hockey Players List 2023
Name of the Player Position of the Player
Savita Punia Goal Keeper
Bichu Devi Kharibam Goal Keeper
Rajani Etimarpu Goal Keeper
Deep Grace Ekka Defender
Gurjit Kaur Defender
Manpreet Kaur Defender
Rashmita Minz Defender
Nikki Pradhan Defender
Udita Duhan Defender
Ishika Chaudhary Defender
Akshata Abaso Dhekale Defender
Reena Khokhar Defender
Suman Devi Thoudam Defender
Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam Midfielder
Monika Malik Midfielder
Neha Goyal Midfielder
Jyoti Midfielder
Sonika Tandi Midfielder
Salima Tete Midfielder
Navjot Kaur Midfielder
Namita Toppo Midfielder
Mahima Chaudhary Midfielder
Upasana Singh Midfielder
Nisha Midfielder
Vaishnavi Phalke Midfielder
Baljeet Kaur Midfielder
Vandana Katariya Forward
Lalremsiami Forward
Navneet Kaur Forward
Sangita Kumari Forward
Beauty Dungdung Forward
Rani Forward
Preeti Dubey Forward
Deepika jr. Forward
Aishwarya Rajesh Chavan Forward
Rajwinder Kaur Forward
Mariana Kujur Forward
Sharmila Devi Forward

In the table provided above, we have provided the complete player list of the Indian Female Hockey Team. We have also mentioned the names of the players who were called into the squad in the last twelve months.

Indian Hockey Squad Captain 2023

One of the Goalkeepers of the Indian Female Hockey team, Savita Punia, is the captain of the Indian Female Hockey Team 2023. Defender Deep Grace Ekka is the vice-captain of the Indian Female Hockey Team 2023. Due to her outstanding performance in the 2020 Summer Olympics, captain Savita Punia is known as the “Great Wall of India.”

Indian Female Hockey Coach 2023

Former Dutch international hockey player Janneke Schopman is the coach of the Indian Female Hockey Team 2023. She used to play as a defender for the Netherlands National Team and the Dutch club HC Den Bosch. She started her career as a coach of the women’s squad of the Dutch club SCHC in 2010.

In January 2020, Janneke Schopman became the analytical Coach of the Indian Female Hockey team. She became the Head Coach after the previous head coach, Sjoerd Marijine, declined the extension of her contract after the Tokyo Olympics.

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Indian Female Hockey Squad Ranking 2023

Currently, the Nabhvarna, Indian Female Hockey Squad, is in 6th rank in the FIH World Rankings. The Indian Female Hockey Team is ranked as the best team in Asia. It is the best-ever ranking for the Indian Female Hockey Team. The Indian team is now placed above Spain with 2029.396 points.

The Chief Coach of the Indian Female Hockey Squad, Janneke Schopman, said- “As a team, we aim to improve and grow and become a consistent contender in Women’s Hockey. The rise in the FIH World Rankings is a nice indicator that we are on the right path.”¬†

The Captain of the Indian Female Hockey Squad, Savita Punia, also made a statement about the achievement. She said- “This is the outcome of all the hard work our team has done over the past few months. We have worked together as a team against strong competition and achieved good results, and we are proud that we are growing and learning together as a unit.”

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