The owners have changed and so have the colours of the team, but for the Hyderabad cricket fans their city’s IPL outfit will have a striking resemblance to their old team - Deccan Chargers.
For the 2013 season, the change of owners means that the team will be called the Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, the core of the team remains the same and there have been reinforcements that could only strengthen the team.
The Chargers had a horrid last season, finishing second last. But if there is a team that can ring a reversal in fortunes, it is this team. After all, when the Chargers won in 2009, it came on the back of a last-place finish in 2008.
The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad was not a happy hunting ground for the Chargers; something that the Sunrisers would love to change. If they can manage that, it will be a step towards reclaiming lost glory.