This is the first major assignment for the Indians since that historic run at the Tokyo Olympics last year. And they come up against a familiar opponent to start off their campaign in Pool B – England. In Tokyo, it was Great Britain who beat India 4-3 in the bronze medal playoff. And it was England who beat India at that same stage in April, at the Junior Women’s World Cup in South Africa.
But this is an entirely different competition and the Indians will be hoping to make the most of their chances.