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Hockey India cuts senior women's probables' list to 33

Last updated on: November 16, 2012 13:27 IST

Hockey India pruned down the list of core group probables of the senior women's team to 33 after a two-day selection trial 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 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, in New Delhi in February.

The selectors will announce a squad of 18 players shortly for the six-match away Test series against New Zealand, from December 6 to 16.

India will participate in the FIH World League Round 2 tournament in Delhi, from February 18 to 24, 2013.

The probables:

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.

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