Deccan Chargers' [ Images ] skipper and former Australian star Adam Gilchrist [ Images ] insists his team has much to live up to after rising from the bottom in the Indian Premier League's [ Images ] first season to be the champions in the second.
Gilchrist also said the relationships developed in 2009 will be the foundation of what they achieve this year.
"We've got a great bond that is a legacy of last year's victory. It's certainly something that will be an asset for us," The Age quoted Gilchrist, as having told the Deccan Chronicle.
The 38-year-old further said the he is looking forward to utilizing the young talents recruited for this season in the form of West Indian all-rounder Kemar Roach and Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh.
"We are very excited about the new players. I am looking forward to playing positive and entertaining cricket again," Gilchrist said.
"We've made up for the loss of Fidel Edwards [ Images ] with the inclusion of Kemar Roach - he was very impressive during West Indies' [ Images ] series in Australia [ Images ]. Then there is young Mitchell Marsh, an exciting talent, a hard-hitting batsman and a good bowler," he added. A significant handicap to Deccan Chargers will be the decision to change its home ground in Hyderabad due to separatist violence in the region, although Gilchrist is unperturbed.