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    Key players: Deccan Chargers

    • Adam Gilchrist: The former Australian opener's blaze won them the IPL last year. This time too Deccan would depend on Gilchrist to power them through on flat Indian pitches. (AFP Photo)

    • Andrew Symonds: IPL is his only shot left to regain the lost glory and Andrew Symonds will be look to making it count. His ability with the bat to take the game away from the opposition is one of Deccan's biggest strengths. (AFP Photo)

    • Herschelle Gibbs: The South African's form has gone down over the past few years but the ability has not diminished. Gilchrist showed what he is capable of in some of the games last year and Deccan will be seeking consistency from the experienced Gibbs. (AFP Photo)

    • Rohit Sharma: The talented middle order player has been Deccan's star in both seasons of the IPL. Rohit Sharma has won matches singlehandedly and this year too, his form will be crucial for Deccan to retain the title. (AFP Photo)

    • Pragyan Ojha: The spinner's role will be crucial in India and Pragyan Ojha is Deccan's frontline tweaker. Ojha's guile with the ball can be the decisive factor in determining Deccan's fate this year. (AFP Photo)

    • Kemar Roach: The West Indian pacer is the latest Deccan recruit and he will be spearheading the Hyderabad team's bowling this year. The Deccan's bowling is a bot of a worry and Roach will be key for them. (AFP Photo)