New Delhi: Ritu Rani will lead the 18-member Indian women’s hockey team in the double leg four-nation tournament in Auckland, New Zealand April 12-22.

Selection trials for the team were conducted at Sports Authority of India centre, Bhopal Friday and Saturday, in the presence of Hockey India selectors Balbir Singh, B.P Govinda and Syed Ali besides government observer Harbinder Singh.

Midfielder Rani with 125 International caps will be assisted by defender Joydeep Kaur, who has been named the vice-captain.

The tournament will feature Australia, India, New Zealand and the US, and will be played in two phases. The first leg will be played at North Harbour Hockey Centre while the second one will be played at Lloyd Elsmore Reserve.

Source: IANS