The reigning title-holders of the second edition of the IPL, Deccan Chargers had a fairytale second season. Plagued by poor performances, the team was placed at the bottom of the table at the end of IPL’s first season. But they scripted an incredible turnaround in the second edition in South Africa, claiming the title. Much credit for Deccan Chargers’ rags to riches story goes to their captain Adam Gilchrist who was instrumental in Australia’s three ICC World Cup wins.
His compatriot Darren Lehmann joined the team as coach for the IPL’s second edition. The side has a good balance in terms of their pace attack led by the fiery Fidel Edwards and the steady RP Singh. In the Champions League Twenty20, however, Deccan choked in the final over in both their games, so now comes the big chance to redeem themselves at home.