Hyderabad Deccan Chargers

Published: Friday, April 18, 2008, 18:23 [IST]
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Owner:Deccan Chronicle
Captain:VVS Laxman
Coach:Robin Singh
Asst coach:Kanwaljit Singh
Team Manager:Vijay Mohan Raj
Home Ground:Rajiv Gandhi Intl Stadium, Uppal, Hyd
Catchment Areas:Hyderabad (HCA), Andhra (APCA)
and Orissa (OCA).

Players thro' auction: Adam Gilchrist (Aus); Andrew Symonds (Aus); Herschelle Gibbs (RSA); Shahid Afridi (Pak); Scott Styris (NZ); Rohit Sharma (Ind); R P Singh (Ind); Chaminda Vaas (SL); Chamara Silva (SL); Nuwan Zoysa (SL).

U-22 Players: Pragyan Ojha (Hyd); P Vijay Kumar (Andhra); D Ravi Teja (Hyd).

Players from catchment area: Venugopal Rao (Andhra/Maha); Arjun Yadav (Hyd); Kalyan Krishna (Andhra) P Vijay Kumar (Andhra); Haldhar Das (Orissa).

The Deccan Chronicle-owned Hyderabad IPL side managed to pick a formidale line-up that suits Twenty20 format in the players' auction, thanks to the generosity of VVS Laxman.

The Hyd squad consists of some of the lusty hitters in the game like Symonds, Gilchrist, Herschelle Gibbs, Shahid Afridi, Rohit Sharma... mouthwatering, isn't it. VVS made it all possible.

The magnanimous Laxman, who was named as skipper of Hyd side, turned down the iconic status offer from his franchise. And this act allowed 'em a bigger purse for shopping spree in players' auction held in Mumbai.

Laxman belongs to a rare breed of sportspersons who put team ahead of his personal needs. However Hyd spent more on recruiting the big-hitters that leaves the burden of bowling dept on ageing Vaas and spent force Zoysa.

R Sharma
Rs 3 crore
Matches : 13     Runs: 404
S Afridi
Rs 2.7 crore
Matches : 10     Runs: 81
Wickets : 1
Points* : 424
Value# : 70755
Wickets : 9
Points* : 261
Value# : 103448
H Gibbs
Rs 2.3 crore
Matches : 9     Runs: 167
Venugopal Rao
Rs 12 lakh
Matches : 11     Runs: 288
S Bangar
Rs 12 lakh
Matches : 11     Runs: 47
A Gilchrist
Rs 2.8 crore
Matches : 14     Runs: 436
P Ojha
Rs 12 lakh
Matches : 13     Runs: 2
S Styris
Rs 70 lakh
Matches : 8     Runs: 112
C Vaas
Rs 80 lakh
Matches : 5     Runs: 21
VVS Laxman
Rs 1.5 crore
Matches : 6     Runs: 155
RP Singh
Rs 3.5 crore
Matches : 14     Runs: 27
A Symonds
Rs 5.4 crore
Matches : 4     Runs: 161

* - Total points are calculated by adding one point per run scored plus 20 points per wicket taken
# - The value is the rupees spent for evety point scored

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