Daijiworld Media Network
Jaipur, Apr 17 : Hello and welcome to the clash between Rajasthan and Hyderabad. Rahul Dravid's side are currently at the top half of the table and seem to be playing some classy cricket. Ajinkya Rahane and Owais Shah have been the stand out batsmen for the side and the duo will be keen to repeat the sort of performances that they have put together until now. Hyderabad on the other hand haven't played too many matches, in fact Sangakkara's side has been involved in just two games until now and that should ensure that their players are fit and firing. This has all the makings of being a thrilling encounter so sit back fasten you seatbelts and enjoy the action unfold!
Deccan Chargers have won the toss and elected to bat
Sangakkara: It is great to have such a long break in the IPL but we have been training quite hard. Rohit Sharma was unbelievable in the previous game against us but we know now how to get into winning positions and this time we would like to finish it off. I don't want to look at scores that much. But it looks like a good wicket and we want to get some runs on the board and bat well. We are hungry for victory but we can't get too desperate otherwise we might make some mistakes. Cameron White misses out and Duminy comes in.
Dravid: Rahane has been sensational for us and he has been a fantastic cricketer over the years. he has played for India for a bit and has been left out after that. I'm sure he will get a permanent place in the side. I think he has a lot more talent than I had at his age. The key for him is to keep learning and keep improving. He has a good head on his shoulders. It looks like a good wicket. This should be a good challenge for the boys bowling first. We didn't bowl too well againt Mumbai and hopefully we can rectify that here. Srivats Goswami has picked up an injury during the warm up so Ishant Yagnik will take his place.
Deccan Chargers (From): Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Ashish Reddy, Anand Rajan, Ankit Sharma, Akash Bhandari, Bharat Chipli, Daniel Christian, Kedar Devdhar, Shikhar Dhawan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Manpreet Gony, Daniel Harris, Ishank Jaggi, Abhishek Jhunjunwala, Chris Lynn, Amit Mishra, Tanmay Mishra, Parthiv Patel, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Sunny Sohal, Tanmay Srivastava, Dale Steyn, TP Sudhindra, Juan Theron, Cameron White, Arjun Yadav, Atchuta Rao, Veer Pratap Singh, Sneha Kishore, Biplab Samantray, Akshath Reddy, Syed Quadri
Rajasthan Royals (From): Rahul Dravid(c), Stuart Binny, Johan Botha, Deepak Chahar, Dinesh Chandimal, Ankeet Chavan, Aakash Chopra, Paul Collingwood, Kevon Cooper, Aditya Dole, Samad Fallah, Faiz Fazal, Shreevats Goswami(w), Brad Hodge, Ashok Menaria, Sumit Narwal, Pankaj Singh, Amit Paunikar, Ajinkya Rahane, Abhishek Raut, Owais Shah, Pinal Shah, Amit Singh, S Sreesanth, Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi, Dishant Yagnik, Brad Hogg