Hyderabad: Rajasthan Royals’ new entrant Rahul Dravid is confident that the young guns possess the fighting spirit to outwit any team in the fourth season of the Indian Premier League.

 "We are not a side with big names or lot of big stars, but we are hoping that we will play well in IPL IV. I am very impressed with the spirit in the Rajasthan Royals' and the way Shane Warne has been trying to build the spirit in the team," Dravid said.

“Rajasthan Royals' has got a very good number of young players. Royals' are known as a team that promotes a lot of youngsters.

This time too it's no different. I have been watching these young players for a week now and I am very impressed with some of them," Dravid added.

The IPL team, who lifted the Twenty20 league in 2008, are looking to revive their fortunes after being on the downslide in the last two editions.

Dravid, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last three editions, hoped to continue the good work for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL this season.

"It's (IPL) a terrific tournament. For me it's a new team this season and looking forward to doing well for them. It's nice to play for a team that wants you to play for them and hopefully I will have a good tournament," he said.

Dravid's new team Rajasthan Royals' will clash with his former outfit RCB on April 19 in Bangalore and he hopes crowd will support him when he turns up in blue jersey this time.

Asked about his association with Ross Taylor, Dravid said the kiwi swashbuckler was a friend and a dangerous batsman.

"I am enjoying playing with Ross. He is a terrific guy and has become a very good friend of mine as I have been playing along with him for the past three years. He is a very destructive batsman who can be extremely dangerous," he said.

Dravid refused to pick any favourites and said it would all boil down to how a team performs on a given day.

"I think every single team in this competition is going to be a good team. Every team has got stars and big names but on the day any team can win," he said.

(Agencies)