Saba left out of team

Saba left out of team

Experienced striker and former captain Saba Anjum was left out of the trimmed list of 32 players for the women's hockey Olympic Qualifier which was announced here on Saturday.

Saba, who has had two-month absence because of marriage, was not deemed fit for the Qualifiers which begins here from February 18-25. Chanchan Devi, who is nursing a collar bone fracture, was another senior player who was not selected.

The final list of 18 players and standbys will be announced by early next month.

Probables:

Goalkeepers: Yogita Bali, Savita, Rajani Etimarpu and Sukhmani Virk.

Defenders: Jaspreet Kaur, Joydeep Kaur, Subhadra Pradhan Pinki Devi, Preeti Sunila Kiro.

Midfielders: P Sushila Chanu, Asunta Lakra, Kirandeep Kaur, Deepika, Ritu Rani, Mukta Parva Barla, MN Ponnamma, Namita Toppo, Anju Dhiman, Reena Rathor, Kiran Dahiya.

Forwards: Poonam Rani, Vandana Kataria, Rani, Soundarya Yendala, Anuradha Devi, Rosaline Dung Dung, Jaspreet Kaur, Anupa Barla, Lily Chanu, Deep Grace Ekka, Apoorva Viswakarma and Lilima Minz.

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