New Delhi: Hockey India has pruned down the list of core group probables of the senior women team to 33 players after a two-day selection trials at the Aish Bagh Stadium in Bhopal.
Hockey India selectors B P Govinda, Savitri Purti and Surinder Kaur along with government observer Harbinder Singh and chief coach Neil Hawgood tested the fitness and performance of all the players during the trials which concluded on November 10 before pruning down the list of probables from 48 to 33 so as to build a strong team for next month`s Test Series in New Zealand and the FIH World League Round 2 Tournament to be held here in February next year.
The selectors will announce the squad of 18 players shortly for the six-match away Test series against New Zealand from December 6 to 16.
India will be participating in the FIH World League Round 2 tournament to be hosted at the capital from February 18 to 24 next year.
Pruned Probables list:
Goalkeepers: Yogita Bali, Savita, Rajani Etimarpu.
Defenders: Pinki Devi, Deep Grace Ekka, Joydeep Kaur, Kirandeep Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, Kiran Dahiya, Preety Sunila Kiro, M N Ponnamma, Deepika, Namita Toppo, Sushila Chanu, Pooja.
Midfielders: Ritu Rani, Amandeep Kaur, Chanchan Devi, Navjot Kaur (Senior), Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Monika Malik, Lily Chanu, Rashmi Singh, Roselin Dung Dung.
Forwards: Soundarya Yendala, Anupa Barla, Rani, Lilima Minz, Punam Barla, Asunta Lakra, Sunita Lakra, Chaitra Korakuttira.