Deccan Chargers has been playing in the Indian Premier League from its first series in 2008. It’s a Hyderabad based cricket franchise whose previous owner was Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited- Sun TV Network is the present owner of the team. The Deccan Chargers 2013 IPL squad is captained by Sri Lankan all rounder Kumar Sangakkara with former Aussie T20 captain Cameron White as its Vice Captain. Kumar Sangakkara took the charge of Deccan Chargers since the 4th season of IPL. Darren Lehmann is the coach of Deccan Chargers IPL 2013 squad.
Sunrisers could not fare well in the previous season of IPL 5 where they couldn’t even make to the play offs. Among the 16 matches played, the Chargers could win on 4 matches only and lost on 11 games. One match was nullified due to rain. But this time, the Deccan team is all determined to shine well in IPL 2013. They seem well stocked with their 2013 Sunrisers IPL squad with a wealth of famous international Twenty20 players and national names. Among the international players, Sunrisers is rooting for Cameron White, Darren Bravo, JP Duminy, Chris Lynn, Daniel Harris, Dale Steyn, Rusty Theron and Kumar Sangakkara who is also the wicket keeper of the team along with Parthiv Patel.
Among the national players, Sunrisers is pinning on high hopes for Shikhar Dhawan who was the highest scorer in the team as a batsman with 158 runs. The other national players (bowlers) in the 2013 IPL Sunrisers squad are Ankit Sharma, Anand Rajan, Manpreet Gony, TP Sudhindra, Amit Mishra, Sneha Kishore, VP Singh, Akash Bhandari. The batting line-up seems strong with new national talents like of Bharat Chipli, Ishank Jaggi, Arjuin Yadav, Sunny Sohal, D R Teja, Tanmay Mishra, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Tanmay Srivastava.
Sunrisers might take in some new international players in the upcoming season. They are planning for some new players from Pakistan to strengthen the team further. As Indian government has lifted the ban from Pakistani players this year, Sunrisers are open to bid on great players from the neighboring nation.
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