Ritu Rani

  • Ritu Rani to lead 16-member women's hockey team in CWG July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced their Senior Women Hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place at Glasgow from July 23 to August 3. Defender Deepika (126 caps) will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad. During the selection...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian women's hockey team in Malaysia June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead a 21-member Indian women's hockey squad in the upcoming tour of Malaysia, which is scheduled to take place from June 7 to June 17 as part of preparations for the Commonwealth and Asian Games. India will be playing a six-match Test series in Kuala...
  • Prepared for opponents with planned strategies: Ritu Rani April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Women's Champions Challenge after a successful build-up campaign in their recent tour of Europe, Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani said the team is well-prepared to face the toughest of oppositions in the big event starting on Sunday in Glasgow. India will be playing their...
  • Indian women beat Malaysia 5-1, enter Asian Champions Trophy final November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian women continued their impressive show at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament as they thrashed Malaysia 5-1 to secure their place in the summit clash of the event at Kakamigahara, Japan Monday. After being locked 1-1 at half time, India scored four field goals after the changeover to...
  • HI names Indian women team for 3rd Asian Hockey Champions Trophy October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Midfielder Ritu Rani will lead India's 18-member senior women squad which will compete at the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy to be played at Kakamigahara, Japan from November 2 to 9, Hockey India said on Friday. "Hockey India Selectors B P Govinda, Savitry Purty and Surinder Kaur, Roelant Oltmans, Director...
  • Indian women win bronze in Asia Cup hockey September 27, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian eves at least has something to cheer about after missing out on a berth in next year's World Cup as they defeated China via penalty shootout to clinch the bronze medal in the eighth women's Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Friday. India, who needed to win the...
  • South Korea end India Women's World Cup hockey hopes September 26, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: India's World Cup dreams came crashing down as they lost 1-2 to South Korea in the semi-final of the 8th Women's Asia Cup Hockey championship at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil here Thursday. The Koreans, who have scored 31 goals in their three group matches, were on the...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian women's hockey team in Asia Cup September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Veteran midfielder Ritu Rani will lead an 18-member Indian women's hockey team in the eighth Asia Cup to be played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from September 21 to 27. "Hockey India Selectors BP Govinda, Surinder Kaur, Mamta Kharab, chief coach Neil Hawgood, coach IS Gill and scientific advisor Matthew...
  • Indian Women defeat HC Rotterdam 4-3 in warm-up game April 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Ritu Rani scored twice as India defeated Hockey Club Rotterdam 4-3 in their first game played in Rottterdam, Tuesday. According to information received here, Poonam Rani scored first goal for India in the 8th minute. HC Rotterdam tried to reduce the margin in the 13th minute through field...
  • Sardar, Ritu to get Rs 1 lakh from HI for winning AHF awards March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday congratulated national team captains Sardar Singh and Ritu Rani for winning the Asian Hockey Federation's Player of the Year (Men) and Youth Player of the Year (Women) awards. Sardar and Ritu won the awards during the mid-term Congress of the AHF held in Kuala...
  • Ritu Rani to lead Indian Women in Hockey World League February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Mid-fielder Ritu Rani will lead an 18-member Indian women's team in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 to be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from February 18 to 24. The team was handpicked Tuesday following a selection trial at Netaji Subash National Institute...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour New Zealand November 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The 18-member Indian women's team will tour New Zealand from December 6 to 16 to play six Tests as part of its preparations for FIH World League round two tournament. FIH World League round two tournament will be held in Delhi from February 18 to 24. The 18-member squad...
  • Women hockey: India open campaign with 3-0 win over Wales September 29, 2012

    Dublin: Indian eves launched their campaign in the Champions Challenge hockey tournament with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Wales in a Group-A match here on Saturday. Displaying a fast-paced game, the Indian forged ahead to a 2-0 lead before the interval and then struck one more goal just before the hooter...
  • Ritu scored a hat-trick beating S'pore in Asia Cup June 29, 2012

    Bangkok: Skipper Ritu Rani led form the front with a hat-trick as India spanked Singapore 9-0 for their second successive Group A win in the sixth Women's Junior Asia Cup Hockey Championship here. Vice-captain Poonam Rani also scored three goals on Thursday as the team followed up its 15-0 win against...