Savita’s Win-Loss Record as Indian Team Captain

Savita Punia has been an integral part of the Indian women’s hockey team. She made her captaincy debut for the Blueskirts at the April 2019 Malaysia Tour after regular captain Rani Rampal pulled out of that trip owing to an injury. Prior to becoming the national women’s hockey team captain, Savita has handled vice captain responsibilities for a fairly long period of time. The Haryana lass was first made the Indian eves vice captain during the 2017 Tour of the Netherlands – subsequently, she remained vice captain of the national side for various key tourneys such as the 2017 Asia Cup, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, 2018 Asian Games, 2018 World Cup, 2019 Olympic qualifiers and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics apart from several bilateral series.

The 32-year-old Indian hockey eves goalkeeper took over the mantle of captaincy after the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as Rani Rampal sustained a prolonged hamstring injury that allowed her to play one solitary game since the Tokyo Olympics. Savita brought her leaderships skills to the fore, helping India bag a bronze at the 2022 Asia Cup, carve out a third-place finish at the 2021-22 FIH Pro League and a bronze at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games – only blemish probably was a disappointing ninth-place finish at the 2022 World Cup.

Matches Captained37
Matches Won20
Matches Lost10
Matches Drawn7
India’s Biggest Win
Under Savita’s Captaincy
Won 13-0 against Malaysia at the 2021 Asian Champions Trophy
India’s Biggest Defeat
Under Savita’s Captaincy
Lost 0-5 to Belgium at
the 2021-22 FIH Pro League