Udita to lead India at 4th Women U-18 Hockey Asia Cup

| Updated: Dec 13, 2016 18:30 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec.13 (ANI): Udita will lead the 18-member Indian squad while Salima Tete will be her deputy during the 4th Women U-18 Hockey Asia Cup beginning on December 16 in Bangkok, Thailand. Fresh from her stint with the national side in the recently concluded series against Australia, 14-year-old Tete will be a key member in the Indian defence that will be held by Ritu, Neelu Dadiya, Suman Devi Thoudam, and Gagandeep Kaur, along with goalkeepers Divya Thepe and Alpha Kerketta. The midfield will see young talents including Udita, Manpreet Kaur, Jyoti, Mariana Kujur, Mahima Choudhary, and Lalremsiami. The forward line will include Sangita Kumari, Poonam, Leelavathy Mallamada Jaya, Rajwinder Kaur, and Mumtaz Khan. Admitting the the upcoming tournament would provide her young players with a good learning opportunity, captain Udita said the girls are upbeat and ready to put their best foot forward against the oppostions. "This is a very good learning opportunity for young players like us. The team is really looking forward to playing in Bangkok. We are playing well as a unit and will put our best foot forward against our opponents," Udita said.(ANI)