Professional Twenty20 League Teams
Indian Premier League - IPL
Deccan ChargersDeccan Chargers is the franchise that will represent the city of Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. The team will be led by V.V.S. Laxman and coached by Robin Singh, presently the fielding coach of the Indian cricket team. There is no Icon Player for the team.
Franchise HistoryThe Deccan Chargers franchise is owned by Deccan Chronicle. The media group acquired the franchise from IPL for $107 million on January 24, 2008. Group M later picked a 20% stake
Deccan Chargers PlayersThe Chargers were among the most aggressive bidders during the first Indian Premier League player auction. The franchise added a lot of explosive power in batting by acquiring some renowned big hitters like Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Shahid Afridi, Scott Styris and Herschelle Gibbs. In addition to all these players, the franchise also includes the Indian test player V.V.S. Laxman, who is a Hyderabad local. They are also employing the services of well-known pacers R.P. Singh, Nuwan Zoysa and Chaminda Vaas. It's been announced by the franchise that Laxman will captain the side during the tournament.
V.V.S. Laxman was supposed to be the Icon Player for the Deccan Chargers, but this meant that the players mentioned above could not be bought as Icon Player's earn 15% more than the next highest earner in the team. However, VVS Laxman relinquished his Icon Player Status, and instead of earning $1 million like other Icon players he earns $375,000, which allows the team to buy the big names and still remain under the salary cap Deccan Chargers Team
V. V. S. Laxman (Captain, Rohit Sharma, Herschelle Gibbs, Venugopal Rao, Chamara Silva, Arjun Yadav, Paidikalva Vijaykumar, D Ravi Teja, Adam Gilchrist, Halahar Das, Andrew Symonds, Shahid Afridi, Scott Styris, Sanjay Bangar, Rudra Pratap Singh, Chaminda Vaas, Nuwan Zoysa, Pragyan Ojha, D Kalyan Krishna, M Sarveesh Kumar.