Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara will lead the Deccan Chargers in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League, it was announced in Hyderabad on Monday.
Australian cricketer Cameron White will be Sangakkara's deputy in the Twenty20 tournament, beginning April 8.
Former Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist had led Deccan Chargers to title win in 2009 in South Africa.
Gilchrist has moved to Kings XI Punjab for the fourth edition.
The appointment of Sangakkara, who led Sri Lanka to World Cup final, as Chargers' skipper was made at a promotional event of the franchisee.