Star skipper Rani Rampal headlined a 60 player probables list for the women’s hockey national camp, beginning in Bengaluru from Friday. Rani, who missed out the five-match bilateral series with Malaysia due to injury, joins the two-week camp alongside goalkeeper Savita and defender Deep Grace Ekka. A selection trial will be held on May 4 to prune down the list to 33 core probables, a Hockey India media release said. Also Read - India Hockey Legend And World Cup Winner Michael Kindo Passes Away at 73
“While I am looking forward to seeing and testing the new talent coming into the National Camp, the athletes will need to perform and show their capabilities,” India’s chief coach, Sjoerd Marijne said. “We are constantly looking to improve and good players posing a challenge to seniors will only increase the competition within the core group and also help create depth in the team.” Also Read - Indian Men's Hockey Team Finish Decade With Highest-Ever Ranking
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Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Swati, Sonal Minz, Bichu Devi Kharibam, Chanchal, Sandya MG and Mahima.
Defenders:Deep Grace Ekka, Gurjit Kaur, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Nisha, Reena Khokhar, Sunita Lakra, Rashmita Minz, Suman Devi Thoudam, Mahima Choudhary, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Vandana, Kiran, Ritu, Kirandeep Kaur, Gurleen Grewal, Cheluvamba R.
Midfielders: Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Monika, Karishma Yadav, Sonika, Renuka Yadav, Shyama Tidgam, Anuja Singh, Namita Toppo, Lily Chanu, Preeti Dubey, Reet, Chetna, Elin Lakra, Rajni Bala and Upasana Singh.
Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Priyanka Wankhede, Anupa Barla, Udita, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Leelavathy Mallamada Jaya, Sharmila Devi, Amandeep Kaur, Aishwarya Chavan, Lalremsiami, Sonal Tiwari, Manisha Dhawal and Alka Dung Dung.