Oct 29, 2012

Indian team probables list down to 33

Indian hockey fans received a shock when the national selectors announced trimmed 33 player probables list, down from 48 to select a team which will take part in International Super Series, Champions Trophy and Asian Champions Trophy.

Bharat Chetri finds himself out of probables list
Indian captain Bharat Chetri and star striker Tushar Khandekar found themselves out of the probables list announced by selectors Col. Balbir Singh, BP Govinda and Thoaiba Singh in the presence of government observer Harbinder Singh and chief coach Michael Nobbs after three day selection trials.

The 33 player probables list has plenty of younger players with the selectors going for youth looking at the future. 

Here is the list of 33 probable players for upcoming tournaments:

Goal Keepers: PR Sreejesh, PT Rao, Srenivas Rao

Full Backs: VR Raghunath, Sandeep Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, Harbir Singh, Amit Rohidas, Sampath Kumar Maylaram.

Half Backs: 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.

What do you think of India's probable list? Fill in your comment and let us know


  1. why still there is no place for rajpal 

  2.  Rajpal is associated with World Series Hockey and Indian Hockey Federation, Hockey India is not allowing anyone who has played for World Series Hockey to play for Indian team

  3. Get ready for a bigger surprise when the team is trimmed to 18. 
    tough decisions are being taken , but wont help the team anyway..
    lack of experience will strike the team again, with the team performing badly in upcoming tournaments,. 
    how good a team can be dere , if wsh players combine with HI players..
    imagine .. 
    Ignace still has a lot in him. Sandeep and Gurjinder together on the field, both have a better conversion rate then raghunath and rupinder forsure. Gurjinder is young , fresh , and ready to launch himself. his perfomances lately tell his story, and Sandeep , on his day can single handedly take India home.
    Bring Baljit and Sreejesh together and make them mind the goal post. Chetri is good, but they are better. baljit with 70% eye vision is anyday better dan bharat.. see baljit's record in WSH,most no. of saves.. even nanak is good.
    midfield -- Sardara, Gurbaj, bharat chikkara, inderjit chadha, arjun , danish, ravipal, kothajit, karan bhaskaran, roshan minz.
    forwards -- sunil, shivendra, tushar, yuvraj, sarwan, dharamvir, chandi, rajpal,prabhjot, deepak, uthappa, akashdeep.
    have a camp for them.. groom them .. then chose a strong side..
    making sardara captain , good decision , he deserves it.but what will he do alone ? he needs a team, a strong line up..
    Jimmy bhai , I've been followinh Indian hockey from a long time now, and i've read many of your blogs as well , so I know that you currently understand da situation the team is. and even you know a new inexperienced line up would do nothing good in australia this winter. what say ?

  4.  I totally agree with the points made by you sir, we will see more surprises but there is not enough fire power in the probables list. WSH players like Rajpal, Gurjinder and Arjun are very important and the team cannot go far ahead without them. It was right to sack Chetri, both Adrian and Baljit are much much better than Chetri.

    The defense is still very weak even with the new faces, its going to be very difficult to stop the opponents, God bless the goalie.

    This is going to continue till we keep WSH players out. We will be thrashed in the upcoming tournaments