We will play our natural game: Woman hockey striker Rani

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New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Indian women hockey team’s top striker Rani Rampal on Thursday said they are working hard on their inherited skills and natural game ahead of the Hawke’s Bay Cup to be held in New Zealand from April 11-19.

In the preparatory camp which commenced at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on March 22 and will conclude on April 7, the players are strengthening their natural skills and rectifying mistakes.

“The Hawke’s Bay Cup will be very tough as the best teams are participating in the tournament,” Rani said in a release.

“We are working on various departments of our game and focussing on our own natural game. We believe that instead of experimenting on too many strategies, we are making strategies on the basis of our skills and natural game,” the 20-year-old added.

Rani said they believe that the top teams can only be out-performed by playing a sharp game and flawless teamwork.

Along with India, Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand. and the United States are the contenders for the title at the Hastings Sports Park.

“If we manage to take our own skills to the next level, we can out perform our opponents. At the end of the day, flawless passing and quick counter attack win the matches,” she said.

“We are practicing hard on our game and skills.”

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