Deccan Chargers. Quite a nice name, I would say. Looking at the lineup, I would not be surprised if anyone called them the Destroyers. With the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Hershelle Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, and Andrew Symonds, whoa!
Give me a minute. Are these guys on one team? That was my expression.
Unfortunately, the results told a different story altogether, despite having a decent bowling attack with RP Singh, Chaminda Vaas, and Nuwan Zoysa. The revelation of the last season included Rohit Sharma, who was a consistent performer with the bat, and Pragyan Ojha the spinner.
This year the only addition to the bowling arsenal is Fidel Edwards, the exciting pacer all the way from the West Indies. They still have Scott Styris, Dwayne Smith, and Ryan Harris in the all-rounders department.
Darren Lehman is the new coach, Gilly is the captain taking over VVS Laxman, and there will be no CEO for this season as they have had enough problems with the men occupying the post. They have also taken in six domestic players, and this would be a great platform for them.
Let us hope that the Deccan Chargers are all charged up for this season and they offer a lot more than they did last year.