The hosts India have announced their squad for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup. The 23-member squad features as many as five players from Tamil Nadu.
(Sowmiya Narayanasamy, Karthika Angamuthu, Indumathi Kathiresan, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Mariyammal Balamurugan).
The process for the selection were going on for a while now and earlier, 27 members had attended the national camp in Kerala. Out of 27 players, 23 of them are selected for the Asian Cup. The squad also features four young players who had participated in the recent SAFF meet. India ended as runners up in that tournament.
India, however, will miss the experience of Bala Devi as she is yet to recover from her injury.
Aditi Chauhan (1), Maibam Linthoingambi Devi (23), Sowmiya Narayanasamy (19).
Dalima Chhibber (17), Sweety Devi Ngangbam (2), Ritu Rani (21), Loitongbam Ashalata Devi (4), Manisa Panna (3), Hemam Shilky Devi (5), Sanju Yadav (8).
Yumnam Kamala Devi (6), Anju Tamang (9), Karthika Angamuthu (20), Nongmeithem Ratanbala Devi (7), Naorem Priyangka Devi (14), Indumathi Kathiresan (12).
Manisha Kalyan (16), Grace Dangmei (11), Pyari Xaxa (10), Renu (15), Sumati Kumari (22), Sandhiya Ranganathan (13), Mariyammal Balamurugan (18).
India begin their campaign on January 20 against Iran.