IPL 5 Review: More spills than thrills for Deccan Chargers

The amateurish fielding and a lack of bowling support for Dale Steyn left Deccan Chargers bottom of the table for most of the season.

updated: May 22, 2012 12:13 IST
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Hyderabad: Where they finished

Second from bottom. A second successive season of disappointment ended with four wins and 11 defeats. Deccan Chargers were one of the tournament's two whipping boys, languishing at the bottom for most part.

Key player

From an Indian perspective, it was pleasing to see an Indian batsman top the run charts. Shikhar Dhawan finished with 569 runs with five fifties and was second behind Chris Gayle (733) in the tournament standings at the end of the league phase. Chargers have depended on him for strong starts, though they could have fared better had he received more support from his more experienced colleagues. It was a continuation of his good form the previous season, when he scored 400 runs. Dhawan has been on the fringes of national selection and his performance this season should nudge the national selectors when they pick the side for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

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