We are not taking Deccan Chargers lightly: Vessels

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Hyderabad, May 26 (UNI) Ahead of the crucial league match against Deccan Chargers, Chennai Superkings coach Kepler Vessels today said they were not taking the Deccan Chargers lightly.

Interacting with reporters, before a practise session for the match in a 'must-win' situation for assuring a semifinal berth, the former South African batsman said ''Deccan Chargers are a dangerous side. They have match-winning players on their side. We are not taking the match lightly.'' On tomorrow's match, he said ''it will be a competitive match and I think it will probably end up as an exciting match.'' Ruling out any major changes in his side for the match, he said ''we are going to focus on our strengths to win the match.'' He attributed the setbacks his team had seen, after successive wins in the beginning of the tournament, to some of the foreign players returning to their countries to play for their national side. Though the team lost some matches, he said overall he was happy with the way his players played particularly the youngsters.

On his coaching assignment, he said it was a very good experience integrating different players with different background into a team.

He denied that the long IPL schedule was a bit taxing. ''I won't say it is too taxing.'' UNI SM GKT AB AS1919

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