Hockey India's selection committee has pruned down the list of the core group men's probables to 33 players after the three-day selection trials, which concluded at the SAI Centre in Patiala, on Sunday.
Hockey India selectors Col. Balbir Singh, BP Govinda and Thoaiba Singh, and government observer Harbinder Singh and chief coach Michael Nobbs tested the fitness and performance of all players before pruning the list of core probables from 48 to 33.
The selectors will announce a squad of 18 shortly for the Lanco International Super Series in Perth (November 22-25), the FIH Champions Trophy in Melbourne (December 1-9) and the second Asian Men's Champions Trophy in Doha (December 20-27).
List of 33 players:
Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, PT Rao, Srenivas Rao
Full-backs: VR Raghunath, Sandeep Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Harbir Singh, Amit Rohidas, Sampath Kumar Maylaram.
Half-backs: Sardar Singh, Kothajit Singh, Birendra Lakra, Manpreet Singh, MB Aiyappa, Pradeep Mor, Gurmail Singh, Vivek Dhar.
Forwards: SV Sunil, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Chinglensana Singh, Shivendra Singh, Danish Mujtaba, SK Uthappa, Pradhanna Sommanna, Nithin Thimmaiah, Yuvraj Walmiki, Dharamvir Singh, Akashdeep Singh, MG Poonacha, Prabhdeep Singh, PL Thimmanna, Sukhdev Singh, Gurpreet Singh.