Hockey India on Saturday announced a 33-member core probables list for the upcoming Senior Women National Camp to begin on 18 November 2019 at the Sports Authority of India in Bengaluru.

The players will report to chief coach Sjoerd Marijne for the training and conditioning camp that will conclude on 15 December.

After having successfully secured their place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the India will look to maintain their rhythm and consistency when they take part in the four-week camp. The camp will see the players focus on fitness, ball-handling speed and strength apart from emphasis on planning and plotting for their road ahead leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The team led by striker Rani progressed to the quadrennial event as they beat World No. 13 USA 6-5 on aggregate across the two matches of FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha.

With the team scheduled to tour New Zealand in January – February 2020, the National Camp gives Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne with the opportunity to evaluate the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha, and prepare for the upcoming season. “The National Camp gives us the opportunity to keep working on the fitness as this would be an important period where we will have the time for it. The upcoming year will be a busy one for us, and that’s why this period is important. Besides this, we will evaluate our performances at the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha and what can we learn from those two matches,” Marijne said.

The group includes goalkeepers Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam, defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Suman Devi Thoudam, Sunita Lakra, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Rashmita Minz, Mahima Choudhary and Nisha. Among midfielders, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Chetna, Reet, Karishma Yadav, Sonika and Namita Toppo have received a call-up. Forwards Rani, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Sharmila Devi, Priyanka Wankhede and Udita have made the National Camp.

Core Probables List:

Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Bichu Devi Kharibam

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Suman Devi Thoudam, Sunita Lakra, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur. Rashmita Minz, Mahima Choudhary, Nisha

Midfielders: Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Chetna, Reet, Karishma Yadav, Sonika, Namita Toppo

Forwards: Rani, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Sharmila Devi, Priyanka Wankhede, Udita