The former Australian all rounder will lend hsi voice to the commentary box for the Champions League Twenty20 2010 in South Africa. However, his heart is with the Deccan Chargers.
Andrew Symonds is a freelance cricketer in a true sense of the word. He is no longer with the Australian team. But that has not kept him away from cricket and he plays for the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers in the IPL, Queensland Bulls in the Australian Twenty20 Big Bash and the Surrey Lions in England’s Twenty20 tournament.
He, however, states he would like to stay with the Chargers as the IPL 4 player auctions come close, “I would like to stay with Deccan but obviously with the rules of IPL, it is pretty difficult to retain players. Hopefully, they (Deccan) can sort out the things to retain the player they want to.”
Symonds also has an opinion on the Ashes and feels that England have their nose ahead although the Aussie in him wants his team to win, “If you look at form, England have to be favourites. That’s what people say but that means nothing. Obviously, Australia had some injury problems with their bowlers, but come Ashes I think they will have their full quota of bowlers to select from. Personally, I will love to see Australia win.
“But it will be an even contest. England will think they definitely can beat Australia. I think every team is realising that Australia is a team that can be beaten. Australia is not the team it once was.”