The Indian team’s first match in the Commonwealth Games is against Ghana. Team India would like to start their campaign by winning this match. The last time Indian women won a medal was in 2006. The women’s hockey team never won a medal after winning the silver medal in Melbourne.
The Indian women’s hockey team would be looking to start their campaign at the Commonwealth Games with a win against Ghana on Friday, aiming to end their 16-year-long medal drought. India are in Pool A along with England, Canada, Wales and Ghana. Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Scotland and Kenya are in Pool B.
In Gold Coast (2018), Indian women returned without a medal after finishing fourth. This time Savita Poonia’s team would like to return with a medal.
In the recently held World Cup also India finished ninth. However, in the Tokyo Olympics last year, Indian women finished fourth. It has boosted their spirits. Indian women won a silver medal in 2006 Melbourne, having won a medal since then. At the same time, 2002 won the gold medal in Manchester.
The team will face a tough competition from England in the group at the Commonwealth Games. At the same time, teams like Australia and New Zealand may have to face in the knockout round. The next match of the Indian team will be against Wales on Saturday. The Indian women’s team has failed to convert penalty corners into goals on several crucial occasions and have lost many matches because of this. The team needs to work on this.