Chargers face off with Royals

Published: Saturday, April 9, 2011, 11:28 [IST]
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Chargers face off with Royals

Warne has the artillary to force a comprehensive win. His Aussie partners-in-crime - Shane Watson averages a robust 32.20 with the bat at a strike rate of 150.54 and Shaun Tait who takes a wicket every 17.78 runs conceded at a tight economy rate of 6.94, have been known for their past exploits in the T20 arena.

Now, the middle order and the pace department have been handed an edge with the inclusion of Kiwi Jacob Oram, who has had an excellent World Cup with the ball, takingb 12 wickets including a 4/29 against South Africa in the quarterfinal which his side went on to win. From the home-grown stock in the team, the likes of Mumbai's Ajinkya Rahane, Faiz Fazal, Swapnil Asnodkar, returning veteran Siddhart Trivedi and RCB tranferee Rahul Dravid are all likely to shine in the big match.

Meanwhile, Deccan Charges being a largely new unit, one will have to wait and see how they jell together as a team and take the fight to the Royals. Sangakarra who was captain of the runners-up Lankan team in the World Cup 2011, has shown that he has matured in the role of skipper and possesses the wherewithal to lead a side to victory.

He along with Dale Steyn, Cameron White, Jean Paul Duminy, Michael Lumb and the expensively-purchased Daniel Christian, constitute the overseas attractions. But it has to be seen whether the home-spun Ishant Sharma will pull up his fast-bowling socks and put up a brave pace front with Harmeet Singh, Manpreet Gony, etc, while the spinners like Ankit Sharma, Sunny Sohal, Pragyan Ojha and Arjun Yadav willk also be expected to come to the party.

An exiting match is in the offing where one can expect to see the exhuberence of the Deccan Charges taken on the experience of the Royals at Hyderabad on April 9.

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