Sangakkara Leading from the Front
4 seasons of IPL have been a roller-coaster ride for Deccan Chargers. They hit rock bottom in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) but scripted an amazing turnaround the following season to be crowned champions. Thereafter, they bowed out in the semi-final stage in the IPL 3 and uncharacteristically finished seventh last year in IPL4.
This year is a litmus test of Deccan chargers, led by an awesome left handed batsman Kumar Sangakkara.
Sangakkara has enormous experience in captaining a side. Although international commitments will make him unavailable for the opening match, Sangakkara will play a crucial role in the progress of the side from to the end. A lot depends on him to inspire a bunch of inexperienced local players and get the best out of them. Tournaments cannot be won on the heroics of international stars alone, and hence it is important that the local talent keeps chipping in with some useful contributions.
Moreover, there is no dearth of real talent in Hyderabad.