The reigning Olympic champions have included four new Surbiton players in the squad.
Youngster Charlotte Calnan has been rewarded for the progress made through national junior teams including at Under-21 level.
Emily Defroand and Hannah Martin both joined Surbiton from the University of Birmingham in August 2016.
Martin’s brother Harry is in the men’s squad having played at both the London and Rio Olympics.
Jo Hunter won five caps for England at the Investec Challenge in South Africa in February 2013 alongside current Surbiton team-mates Giselle Ansley, Sarah Haycroft and Hollie Webb.
Ansley, Haycroft and Webb remain in the new central squad alongside goakeeper, Sabbie Heesh, who joined Surbiton from Leicester in July, Surbiton now having eight players in the Central squad.
Along with several other players, Georgie Twigg has elected to take a break from international hockey.
Announcing the squad, Head Coach Kerry said: “Following a number of months of assessment within our centralised programme we have selected a new initial squad for the Tokyo cycle. We have, I feel, a good depth of skilful, committed, smart, and athletic athletes who are eager to learn, develop and build on the legacy and momentum of the Rio Olympic cycle. As part of this group we have also retained an excellent core from the previous cycle, who no doubt will play a key role in passing on the values and behaviours that drive performance whilst evolving the culture for the coming cycle.”
Kerry added: “On a personal level I am excited about the potential that this group, allied to our excellent National Lottery funded programme at Bisham Abbey, holds. With a home World Cup for England on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2018, and the prospect of GB defending an Olympic title in Tokyo 2020 the challenges of this cycle are as clear, significant and exciting as ever. I believe this new squad has what it takes to shine again and continue to inspire future generations to play our sport,”
England face Olympic and Euro finalists, the Netherlands in a one-off test match at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on 11 June.
More information about the squad including a full squad listing can be found at the England Hockey website here.