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Deccan's Shikhar Dhawan charged up for IPL

Last updated on: March 30, 2012 18:06 IST

Well aware that big knocks in the IPL will put them in the spotlight, Deccan Chargers' young batsmen, like Shikhar Dhawan, are aiming to give it their best in the cash-rich event, starting April 4.

"The competition will be tough. Players come from all over the world. It is a big tournament for everyone. I am looking forward to do well for my team and score big," said Dhawan, in Hyderabad, on Friday.

Shikhar Dhawan"All the teams have got really good players. It's about which team clicks and who plays the best cricket on a particular day. That would be the best team," he said.

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Dhawan plans to stay long at the wicket and score big to help his team win all the games.

Australia's Daniel Harris, another Deccan player, feels his former champion team will be highly competitive.

Young right-hand batsman from Andhra Pradesh D B Ravi Teja, who had a decent run in the domestic circuit, said he intends to be more aggressive in the tournament.

"My domestic season was good. I did well. IPL is a good platform for me to go to the next step. We are working hard. I am trying to be more aggressive and also focusing on fielding. I want to make whatever contribution I can," he said.

Led by the seasoned Kumar Sangakkara, the Hyderabad outfit has talented players like Cameron White, Darren Bravo, J P Duminy, Amit Mishra and Parthiv Patel.

Though it ended up at bottom of the points table in the inaugural edition of the IPL, the team went on win the title subsequently.

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