Odisha Sun Times Sports Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 23:
Odisha would play its first match against Mizoram on April 28 and against Haryana, Karnataka, Gujurat and Goa on April 30, May 2, 4 and 6 respectively.
The team: Sita Sharma, Tikina Samal, Sukanti Roul (goalkeeper), Karisma Oram, Parbati Kujjur, Rachita Mallick, Nandini Munda, Hema Xaxa, Digi Majhi (defence), Subhaprava Rout (captain), Gayatri Mallick, Kunti Lakra, Sinulata Sahoo, Anima Mallick, Swarna Priya Nayak, Arati Anima Khadia (midfielder), Pyari Xaxa, Jabamani Soren (vice-captain, midfielder/forward), Sakina Nisha and Meneka Mallick (forward).
The team will be accompanied by Shradhanjali Samantray, former India captain, as coach and Gitanjali Khuntia as manager.