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'Deccan Chargers keen to win more matches before home crowd'

cricket Updated: Apr 07, 2011 17:01 IST
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Deccan Chargers Hyderabad team is keen on winning more matches in the upcoming fourth edition of the Indian Premier League before the home crowd here, coach Darren Lehmann said in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

"With regard to the number of winning games before the home crowd ... We will change that this year. We will play well here and try to win more games here," Lehmann told reporters on the sidelines of a function where UltraTech Cement Limited announced its partnership with team.

Through this association, UltraTech Cement will be the official team sponsor of the Hyderabad-based team. "We want to win more games here because it will help in bringing more crowds to the stadium and we will get more support as there had been no World Cup matches in Hyderabad this year.

We hope to put much better performance before the home crowd this year," he said. Deccan Chargers, who finished last in the inaugural season of the IPL but emerged champions in IPL-II, will play seven matches at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium at Uppal this year.

The Chargers, who begin their campaign on April 9 with a match against Rajasthan Royals, had not won many games before the home crowd in the earlier editions of the IPL.