Hockey India announces Core Probable group for Senior Women’s Hockey Team


Hockey India on Friday announced the core probable group for the Senior Women’s Team who will play major International Tournaments this year. The core probable’s group was selected following selection trials held in SAI, Bengaluru for a group of 60 who were called-in basis their performances in various national level events.

While the 18-member Indian Women’s team will be travelling to Muscat, Oman for the upcoming Women’s Hockey Asia Cup, the remaining players from the core group will stay on at the camp and continue to train for the FIH Hockey Pro League matches to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha next month.

The core group features a mix of veteran stars such as Savita, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, and Monika, along with youth players like Salima Tete, Sangita Kumari, Preeti Dubey, and Rajwinder Kaur.

Speaking about picking a new-look core group, India Women’s Team Chief Coach Janneke Schopman said, “It is time for us to start afresh and plan for the future. We have grown over the past year with our experiences in Tokyo and we must continue to develop, and grow in the coming years, ahead of Paris 2024.

The upcoming camp is important for us to recognise the players who are ready to showcase their skills on the biggest stages, and also to work on the areas where we need to improve upon,” the coach added.

List of players:

  1. Savita
  2. Rajani Etimarpu
  3. Bichu Devi Kharibam
  4. Deep Grace Ekka
  5. Gurjit Kaur
  6. Nikki Pradhan
  7. Udita
  8. Ishika Chaudhary
  9. Suman Devi Thoudam
  10. Akshata Abaso Dhekale
  11. Mahima Chaudhary
  12. Rashmita Minz
  13. Nisha
  14. Salima Tete
  15. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
  16. Jyoti
  17. Navjot Kaur
  18. Monika
  19. Namita Toppo
  20. Mariana Kujur
  21. Sonika
  22. Neha
  23. Baljeet Kaur
  24. Upasana Singh
  25. Lalremsiami
  26. Navneet Kaur
  27. Rajwinder Kaur
  28. Vandana Katariya
  29. Sharmila Devi
  30. Deepika
  31. Sangita Kumari
  32. Preeti Dubey
  33. Aishwarya Rajesh Chavan

In Rehabilitation Camp

  1. Rani
  2. Reena Khokhar
  3. Manpreet Kaur
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