Rourkela, 13 February (HS). The Indian women’s hockey team will take on the Netherlands in their sixth match of the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24 on February 14 at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.
The Indian women’s hockey team is facing a tough time in the FIH Hockey Pro League 2023/24, losing four out of its five matches. After losing 1–2 in their first match against China, the Indian women’s hockey team lost 1–3 to the Netherlands and 0–3 to Australia and then lost 3–1 to the United States in their final match in Bhubaneswar. Defeated by. In their first match of the Rourkela leg, India took the lead early in the game, but China made a strong comeback to win the game 2–1.
“We didn’t get the results we wanted, but I believe we have what it takes to perform well and get some points for our side,” Indian women’s hockey captain Savita was quoted as saying by Hockey India. I think we’re playing well in bits and pieces, so if we can bring more consistency to it, we can definitely win more games.”
World No. 1 team Netherlands has an edge over the Indian women’s hockey team, Netherlands has shown glimpses of its potential throughout the tournament. The results have not been in India’s favor but they will look to turn it around and move up the table when they play the Dutch team on Wednesday.
Indian women’s hockey team head coach Janneke Schopman said, “Netherlands is a quality team but we do not lack talent or ability. We will remain patient while keeping the intensity of our hockey high and try to capitalize on whatever scoring opportunities we have.” The Indian women’s hockey team will take on the Netherlands on February 14 at 19:30 IST.