IPL 5: A DECCAN CHARGERS DEBACLE
It has been a miserably worst season for the Hyderabad’s very own IPL team, Deccan Chargers, as they are lying at the bottom of the table with just two wins to their credit from 14 matches. Two matches to go and there is not much hope for the former champions. Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehmann admitted that his team haven’t executed the plans well. Deccan Chargers have missed plenty of opportunities when they should have taken them.
“It’s about getting our basics right and that’s what we have to do better,” said Lehmann on the sidelines of a coaching clinic where Deccan Chargers were training. Lehmann also pointed out that failure to execute plans led to the downfall of the 2009 champions in the fifth season of Indian Premier League (IPL). For the former IPL champions things could have been a lot different if they hadn’t faltered towards the end of the matches. Deccan have lost five matches in last over finishes with two of them going down to the final ball. They say- in 20-20 cricket teams also need luck for winning close matches, and in IPL 5 Deccan Chargers have been far from it, though unfortunate for them.
Despite the poor showing of star player and captain of Deccan Chargers team, Kumar Sangakarra, the Sri Lankan ace batsman wicket keeper, the youngsters in the team on occasions have performed better. Shikhar Dhawan, the Delhi boy, playing for Deccan Chargers has shown great with the bat and is among the leading run scorers in the IPL 5. Amit Mishra has been a great disappointment for the Deccan Chargers in IPL 5.
Undoubtedly, the top performer is Dale Styn, the South African express fast bowler. Dale has bowled well in patches and on multiple instances turned the game all by its own, but unfortunately ended up on a losing cause in most of the games. If the experts have to be heard, Deccan Chargers have failed to show intensity on the ground and as a unit through the IPL 5, and the lack of star Indian players hasn’t worked in their favor too. Overall, IPL 5 has been a disastrous season for Deccan Chargers and the team would like to forget it before starting the next season.