National hockey team probables' list pruned to 33

 Hockey India selection committee pruned down the list of core group men probables to 33 players during 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 as well as Government Observer Harbinder Singh and chief coach Michael Nobbs tested the fitness and performance of all players before pruning down the list of core probables from 48 to 33 to select a strong team for the future.

The selectors will announce the final squad of 18 shortly.List of 33 players: Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh, PT Rao, Srenivas Rao. Fullbacks: VR Raghunath, Sandeep Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Harbir Singh, Amit Rohidas, Sampath Kumar Maylaram.

Halfbacks: 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.

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