Speaking to the-aiff.com ahead of the team's take-off, Maymol said that the team will be looking to continue its dominance in the South Asian Games.
"We are going in as the defending champions, and I can assure you that we are hungry to win the South Asian Games gold again this year," she said. "We have trained hard all year round, and we've played a number of international matches against higher-ranked opponents. So we are prepared to defend our title."
The team has had a year of positive results, winning the 2019 SAFF Women's Championship, finishing third behind Spain U-19 and Villarreal Women in the 2019 COTIF Cup, and getting results against higher-ranked opponents like Uzbekistan and Vietnam.
India will play against Maldives, Sri Lanka and Nepal on December 3, 5 and 7. The final will be played on December 9.