Syed Ahmed Quadri, a top-order batsman, plays domestic cricket for Hyderabad. This talented and a consistent run scorer, is coming off his most successful first-class season wherein he scored 391 runs in seven Ranji Trophy matches, including centuries against Assam and Jharkhand. He has also displayed his off-spin bowling skills.
Quadri was roped in by the Deccan Chargers for IPL 2012.
Displaying his true potential with a whooping century at his under-16 debut match for Bengal, there was no looking back for Abhishek Jhunjhunwala. Since then he had gained his way up as technically correct No. 3 batsman and an important asset to the bengal’s middle order. After proving his mettle in 2005-06 Ranji Trophy, he had been selected for the Duleep Trophy in 2006-07, and he diplayed an excellent form throughout. He represented the Kolkata Tigers at Indian cricket league in August 2007 and managed to impress everybody with his excellent batting skills in the unofficial tournament.
Veer Pratap Singh, a right arm pace bowler migrated from Nalanda to Bengal four years ago to start his domestic career. The 19-year-old made his first-class debut last season. The Deccan Chargers, saw a lot of potential in this youngster and signed him for IPL 2012. His services were purchased for the base price of Rs 20 lakh.
Chikkam Sneha Kishore, a left-arm spinner from Andhra Pradesh is an 18-year old talented cricketer. He managed to impress the selectors with both, bat and ball in the domestic U-19 tournament last season and as a result found his place in the state’s one day team and bagged appreciation by his good performances.
Kishore was signed by the Deccan Chargers before IPL 2012. He looks forward to gain experience from the other Deccan senior team members.
Atchuta Rao is a medium-pacer from Visakhapatnam. A left-arm bowler who can also score useful runs lower down the order, Rao made his debut in domestic cricket three seasons ago and has established a regular place for himself in the Andhra Pradesh side. This 25-year-old was the highest wicket-taker for his team in the Ranji Trophy last season. He will turn out for the Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012.
Biplab Samantray is an orissan cricketer. This right-handed bowler and middle order batsman was the part of the East Zone team that won its first ever Duleep Trophy. Apart from that Biplab played for Orissa in Ranji. That was his first class cricket career. He was also a pivotal part of Katak Barabati Tigers in Orissa premier League.
This most sought after player in Orissa circuit was signed by the Deccan Chargers to play for its IPL season 5 for rupees thirty lakhs.
Sunny Sohal is a right-hand top-order batsman from Punjab. Sohal made his first class debut for Punjab against Hyderabad at Mohali in December 2005. In 14 first class matches up to June 2009 he has scored 931 runs at 42.31 with three centuries and taken one wicket for nine runs. He has represented the India U-19 side.
He represented Kings XI Punjab in the first three seasons of IPL. He was signed in by the Deccan Chargers for IPL 2011. He continues to be a part of Deccan Chargers during IPL 2012 also.
Juan ‘Rusty’ Theron is a South African right arm fast bowler and a right-handed batsman. Theron made his List A debut for the Chevrolet Warriors (formerly known as Eastern Province) in 2005 against Zimbabwe U-23 team, bowling them out for 145 and helping in his team’s win. He made his First class debut in November 2005 appearing against KwaZulu Natal. He bloomed out as a leading bowler for his team. In 2008, Theron's performances for Warriors led to him being awarded the MTN Domestic Championship Cricketer of the Year award in Cricket South Africa's 2008 Mutual Federal SA Cricket Awards.
Shikhar Dhawan, an attacking left handed batsman is an integral part of the power-packed Delhi top order. Dhawan came into the lime light during the U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2004, where he was the leading run scorer; his total of 505 runs from seven innings is a record for a single U-19 World Cup. He made his runs at an average of 84.16 with three centuries and was named the Player of the Tournament.
Parthiv Patel is an Indian Cricketer. This petite framed yet multi talented cricketer is a Wicket keeper and a left-handed batsman and a member of Indian National Cricket team. Parthiv made his ODI debut against New Zealand in January 2003. He made his test debut in 2002 against England thus becoming the then youngest wicket keeper in Test History at age of 17 years and 152 days, despite still not having played any of the domestic first class matches.
Manpreet Singh Gony, a well built right arm seamer, made his place in the Indian One-Day Team through his scintillating performances in IPL 2008 where he was Chennai super kings’ leading wicket-taker. Gony made his debut for the Punjab team during 2007-08 at the Ranji Trophy. Gony was drafted into Indian Cricket Team for the Tri-Nation series in Bangladesh. Gony has exhibited consistent performances. For the IPL season of 2011, Deccan Chargers picked him up for a sum of $290,000. He remains to be a key player of the Deccan Chargers Brigade.
Kumar Sangakkara, the former Sri Lankan Captain who took the cricket world by storm through his marvelous performances. This left-handed top-order Batsman has been ranked as the number one Test Batsman in the world several times during his career. This suave batsman has redefined the belligerence with an amalgamate of debonair exterior and sharp sledges from behind the stump. And he has exploded the myth that Sri Lankan team can be bullied.
Jean-Paul Duminy, one amongst the top notch players of South African team, was recognized as a potential international player very early. He made his ODI debut in 2004. Not only is he a top order batsman, but also a skilled fielder and a useful change bowler. Duminy made his test debut against Australia. And there in that series Duminy emerged out as crucial player.
He is a right arm fast-medium bowler. Sharma has a high arm delivery action and does not swing the ball but depends on pace and movement off the seam.
At the age of 18, Sharma was called to join the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa in 2006–07. However, after receiving the call and organising travel arrangements, it was decided not to send him on the tour. In reference to his height and lean physique, the 1.92-metre (6 ft 4 in) bowler is nicknamed Lambu. In 2011 he became the fifth youngest player to take 100 Test wickets
Ishank Jaggi, a right-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler Indian Cricketer. He plays for the steel city, Jharkhand. He was born and bred in Jamshedpur. Jaggi emerged out during his first class debut in the year 2008 against Jammu & Kashmir and showcased steady performance in Ranji for his state.
The man with the positive attitude and enormous talent, Daniel Trevor Christian started his career by playing List A cricket for New South Wales in 2006-07. And thereafter there was no looking back for him. He joined South Australia team and played first class cricket for the state team. On 23 February 2010, he made his Twenty20 International debut against the West Indies. He took the game by storm by exhibiting his extraordinary play. On 2 March 2012, he took figures of 5/39 which included a hat-trick in an ODI match against Sri Lanka at the MCG.
Dwaraka Ravi Teja, an opening right-handed batsman from Andhra Pradesh was a regular in U-19 setup prior to the exposure of the career shaping Ranji season with Hyderabad.
Dwaraka was the leading run scorer and topped the charts with magnificent 653 runs at an average close to 60. And it elevated his chance and gave him an entry into the IPL. He was signed up by Deccan Chargers in 2008.
Chris Lynn is an Australian cricketer and plays for the Queensland Bulls. This right-handed middle order batsman debuted for Queensland in 201 against South Australia. Exactly a week later, he scored a mammoth 139 saving his team from defeat; this came when he was just 19 years old. In three matches, including the final, he earned 220 runs, and his season also involved debuts in the one-day and T20 formats. This is evidence to the talent that lies within him. He was signed by the Deccan Chargers ahead of the 4th IPL season in 2011.
Cameron Leon White is an Australian Cricketer and former Australian Twenty20 captain. He was destined to play a significant role for Australia. He had the talent of a leg spinner, a middle-order batsman as well as an intuitive skipper. He was first tried as a test leggie in 2008 against India and recognizing his potential he was delegated as Australian twenty20 captain.
Dale Steyn, the fastest South African to reach 100 test wickets is currently ranked number one Test bowler in the world. Steyn is a crucial South African bowler capable of bowling at speeds in excess of 150 kmph. He is capable of generating swings and has also demonstrated the capability to reverse swing the older ball in a test match against India in 2010.
Bharat Chipli, a right- handed batsman is very well known for his aggressive opening batsman ship. He represents kanataka in first-class cricket. Bharat Chipli is also a dynamic fielder.
His first-class debut came against the Railways in 2005. He was a part of Royal Challengers Banglore from 2008-10. He has demonstrated his excellent skills during the previous IPL matches. Later he was signed by the Deccan Chargers in 2011 for the IPL season four and he continues to be a part of Deccan Chargers squad.
The ferocious attacking leg spinner, Amit Mishra came into the public eye while tormenting the England U-19 tourists in early 2001. His big leg breaks and odd fizzing googly went very well noticed. Soon Amit Mishra became a key player in Haryana’s Ranji Trophy side. He was first called into the Indian squad for the West Indies at home grounds in October 2002, but was not given a chance to play. Since then he was dropped off the selectors’ radar for a while. Back with a Bang, he was chosen for playing A Team against South Africa in 2007.
Ashish Reddy, a Hyderabad born player operates as a change bowler. This useful low order batsman also does medium pace bowling. Though his bowling turns out to be little expensive; he fetches regular breakthroughs to the team. He has been associated with the domestic Hyderabad team and holds the record of Hyderabad’s leading wicket taker in the domestic one-day match.
Ashish Reddy was signed by the Deccan Chargers to play for its IPL season 5.
Arjun Yadav, a right-hand Batsman and a moderate off spinner had made a place in the U-19 world cup in Sri Lanka in 1999-2000. His strong performances always brought him into notice. But he did not play a single match in that tournament. But nevertheless he has been a regular habitué in the Hyderabad team, and has been selected for several Zonal and India A squads. Arjun Yadav has played in 59 First-class matches scoring 2769 runs, which include three centuries as of 2008.He is one of the promising players in the Deccan Chargers’ squad and has a long way to go.
Ankit Sharma is a left-arm orthodox spinner from Gwalior who will turn out for the Deccan Chargers in IPL 2012. The 20-year-old, who plays domestic cricket for Madhya Pradesh, has been a regular in his state side over the last couple of seasons. Although he is primarily a left-arm spinner, Sharma has also made useful contributions with the bat at the No. 8 spot. He was with the Deccan Chargers during IPL 2011, but did not get a game then. He will be hoping to make his franchise debut in IPL 2012.
A medium-pace bowler who migrated from Nagpur to play for Madhya Pradesh, Anand Rajan is used to bowling long and trying spells. Although he has been around for seven seasons now, this 24-year-old hasn’t been able to cement his spot in the Madhya Pradesh eleven. Averaging a wicket every two overs in domestic Twenty20 cricket, he will be a big part of the Deccan Chargers dugout in IPL 2012.
Akash Bhandari, a young and talented leg-spinner has made smattering appearances for the Hyderabad in the Indian domestic circuit. This 18 year old cricketer has lots of potential yet to be displayed, which he is hoping to showcase in IPL. He has been taken by the Deccan Chargers for IPL 2012.
Tanmay Srivastava, a.k.a Toshu, hails from the cricketing grounds of Uttar Pradesh. He was a member of U-19 Indian cricket team that won the 2008 World Cup in Malaysia. He was the leading run scorer for India with the score of 262 runs.
This left-handed batsman has displayed consistent performance in the domestic cricket circuit. In 2007-08 he was a member of the UP team playing for Ranji Trophy wherein he scored his maiden first-class century against Delhi.
Tanmay Mishra, an aggressive right-handed middle-order batsman made his ODI debut in 2006 against Zimbabwe. This Kenyan cricketer of Indian origin was noticed by the Kenyan squad for his maturity. Although his scores are not yet big, he has the technique and the temperament to dominate the bowlers. He was a part of 2007 Kenyan team for the World Cup. In October 2007 he enrolled himself in the University of India and for few years he could not make any appearances for the Kenyan National side. He returned to the National Team in the year 2010.
Smashing an unbeaten score of 105, including ten fours and five sixes, in his first twenty20 game against mumbai for syed mushtaq ali trophy, Akshat Reddy , a right-handed opening batsman has gained an appealing recognition. Akshat found motivation in his father, a former volleyball player and was emboldened by him to take up sports seriously.
A superbly talented player, the stockily-built Darren Lehmann is a free-scoring left-hand batsman, and an underestimated left-arm orthodox spin bowler. As an out-and-out strokeplayer, he treats spectators to an audacious mixture of swashbuckling aggression and deft finesse. From the time that he burst on to the first-class scene in Australia as a 17-year-old in the 1987-88 season, Lehmann has built an imposing record in both his home country and with the county team Yorkshire. He achieved a telling milestone by playing more first-class games and scoring more runs than any other Australian - until Michael Hussey - before making his Test debut in Bangalore in 1998. His first-class average is well over fifty, and after appearing to have blown the few Test opportunities that came his way, he bucked the trend of youth winning out by establishing himself in the Australian side at 33 with a maiden hundred at Port-of-Spain in his tenth Test, and then two against both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the next 12 months. Named stand-in vice-captain for the 2004 India tour when Ricky Ponting broke his thumb, Lehmann offered to give up his place to Michael Clarke after his amazing debut century at Bangalore, and limped out of the series after the third Test with a torn hamstring. He returned for the home summer but was dropped for good after struggling against Pakistan.
Lehmann's talents won him far more regular opportunities in Australia's one-day international team, particularly during the late 1990s, and on the restructuring of the country's limited-overs squad in early 2002. In 1999 he had the honour of hitting the winning runs in the World Cup final at Lord's, and was a key member of the side that defended the title four years later, although his entry into the tournament was delayed by a suspension for a racist dressing-room outburst. On the domestic front he was no less effective, and was an integral member of winning Sheffield Shield sides in 1990-91 and 1995-96 and Yorkshire's victorious County Championship team of 2001. He is now the leading run scorer in Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup history and showed his desire had not waned in 2005-06 by piling up 1168 runs at 89.84. The peak came during a career-best 301 against Western Australia at the Adelaide Oval, an innings that ended with 116 from 87 balls in the second session. Only a late stutter prevented him from challenging Michael Bevan's record for most runs in a season. Lehmann was below his best last summer, scoring 607 runs at 40.46 as South Australia languished at the bottom of the Pura Cup table. He quit as the state's captain after the campaign ended but he decided to play on in 2007-08 before finally retiring with two sign-off centuries.
A Warwickshire stalwart for 17 years, Trevor Penney retired from first-class cricket at the end of the 2005 season to take up a post as Sri Lanka's assistant coach, where he teamed up with his former county team-mate, Tom Moody. Originally from Zimbabwe, Penney joined the county in 1988 whereupon he embarked on a four-year residential qualification. The time on the sidelines paid off in the early 1990s, when he was an integral member of the most successful Warwickshire team of all time, including the side that won a unique treble in 1994. In all, he played in seven one-day finals, the last coming against Hampshire at the end of 2005. Like his fellow Southern African, Jonty Rhodes, Penney was perhaps best known for his outstanding fielding which, even at the age of 37, remained good enough to earn him a role as one of England's substitute fielders in the 2005 Ashes campaign. He had been appointed as England's fielding coach for that series, and he soon after joined Tom Moody's coaching team in Sri Lanka, taking interim charge when Moody stepped down in May 2007.
The 52 year old Kanwaljit Singh is the only player to have played in more than 100 Ranji games for Hyderabad. This mighty sardar ,a genuine spinner of the ball was a delight to watch. He is an inspiring example for other cricketers for his formidable spirit and commitment to give 100 per cent every time he stepped on the cricket field, unmindful of the reward.
Sean originates from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. After running 2 large physiotherapy practices for 12 years, Sean decided to opt for a ‘tree change’ and has recently moved to Echuca, in Northern Victoria, from where he is operating his physiotherapy practice.
Previously, Sean has been the physiotherapist for the Victorian Cricket Team, the Sri Lankan Cricket Team and has recently worked with the Australian Cricket Team.
Sean has also worked with the St. Kilda Football Club, a national Australian Rules Football team.
Sean has a special interest in back pain as well as sports injuries. In addition to cricket and football, he draws clients from a wide range of sports, especially golf and tennis, which he enjoys devoting much of his spare time to playing.
Dr. Mohammed Zahoorul Hussain, M.B.B.S, D.CH is trained in Sports Medicine at NIS-Patiala. He was Medical consultant for the Asian games, New Delhi 1982 and World Badminton Championship, New Delhi 1984, Chief Medical Director and Principal HOD (Retd) of Medical Department of South Central Railways, East Coast Railways and Medical Director-ICF, Chennai.
David has completed a bachelor of applied science and is currently completing his masters in strength and conditioning. He has been the strength and conditioning co-ordinator for the Victorian Bushrangers for the last six years. David is also the strength and conditioning coach for the Melbourne Renegades in the Australian BBL and has worked with the Australian A team in previous years.
His special interest areas are strength training and rehabilitation, particularly for fast bowlers. This will be David’s second season working with the Deccan Chargers.
Tricia joins Deccan Chargers Support Force as Sports Massage Therapist for the IPL 2012 season.
She is a highly qualified Sports Massage Therapist who is the Remedial/Sports Massage Therapist for Swimming Team, Australia and travels with team on International Tours.
She accompanied the Australian Swim Team for the Delhi Commonwealth Games in October 2010.
Tricia was also with Cricket Australia Team and travelled with the men’s team to South Africa in Oct-Nov 2011. She was Australian Team Remedial/Sports Massage Therapist, Olympic Village (Headquarters) for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
She has professional memberships of Australian Association of Massage Therapists Ltd, Massage Australia and Sports Medicine Australia.
B.M.Santosh, Analyst for Deccan Chargers is a qualified engineer from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. He is also the performance analyst for Karnataka Ranji team ,Karnataka Cricket Academy ,Goa U-19 and SKG International School, Dubai.