NEW DELHI (India) – Survival and making the most of a second chance is the mission for India when they take to the court at the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup in Amman.
After the celebrations of winning promotion from Division B in 2017, they found life tough two years later in the top tier, when they were unable to pick up a win at the 2019 edition.
However, after the decision not to impose relegation and leave Division A the same for this year in Jordan, it means that India will be able to take another shot at potentially extending their stay for longer amongst the Continents’ elite nations.
|India roster for the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2021|
|Sruthi Arvind||Pushpa Senthil Kumar||Madhu Kamari||Shireen Vijay Limaye|
|Nishanthi Masimamani||Sahana Shivamogga Mohan||Stephy Nixon||Sreekala Rani|
|Sathiya Senthil Kumar||Anumaria Chenganamattathil Shaju||Naveentha Pattemane Udayyakumar||Vaishnavi Yadav|
Head coach Zoran Visic will be acutely aware of the scale of the task ahead and his roster includes sister act Pushpa and Sathiya Senthil Kumar, who join a tradition and exclusive list of siblings playing together at FIBA events.
However the main thrust for India is likely to come from longstanding leader Shireen Vijay Limaye who was a standout leader last time, topping her team’s scoring and assists charts.
India will face Japan, Korea and New Zealand in Group A.