Deccan Chargers will clash with Bangalore Royal Challengers on 25th May, at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. This appears another of the easy matches that the Chargers get after the one with Mumbai Indians. Royal Challengers has been the weakest team so far in IPL, and is popularly called a test team.
Deccan Chargers is captained by the prolific Indian test batsman V V S Laxman, and the team has big international stars in Australian big-hitter Adam Gilchrist, South African opener Herschelle Gibbs, Pakistani dynamite Shahid Afridi, New Zealand allrounder Scott Styris, Sri Lankan pacers Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Zoysa, and the reliable Chamara Silva.
The team also consists of Indian youngsters and seniors such as Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, P Vijaykumar, D Kalyan Krishna, Halhadar Das, N Sarveesh Kumar, Arjun Yadav, Venugopal Rao and Sanjay Bangar. Robin Singh is the coach of the outfit.
Rahul Dravid, Cameron White, Nathan Bracken, Abdur Razzak, Mark Boucher (wk), Jacques Kallis, Misbah-ul-Haq, Ashley Noffke, Dale Steyn, Ross Taylor, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Anil Kumble, Wasim Jaffer, Sunil Joshi, Balachandra Akhil, KP Appanna, Jagadeesh Arunkumar, Bharat Chipli, Shreevats Goswami (wk), Virat Kohli, Devraj Patil and Vinay Kumar make up Bangalore Royal Challengers, which is captained by Rahul Dravid. Venkatesh Prasad is the coach of the team.
The entry is by tickets of Rs. 250, Rs. 500, Rs. 1,000, Rs. 1,500, Rs. 2,000 & Rs. 2,500 per head. Please contact the Hyderabad Cricket Association at 2790-5676 for further details.