While Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore), MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings), and Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) are three players who are now synonymous with their particular IPL clubs, there are other players who have yet to find a permanent home in the IPL. They switch teams after a season or two for a variety of reasons, including bad form, injury, or being surplus to a team’s needs.
Since 2008, the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings have been a member of the Indian Premier League. The Chennai Super Kings beat the Punjab Kings in their maiden IPL match. In the previous 14 years of the Indian Premier League, the two teams have shared many players among them.
In this article, we look at 5 players who played for both CSK and KXIP.
1. Piyush Chawla
Piyush Chawla is an IPL veteran, having represented the Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders. Chawla signed with Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2020 season. He had spent his first several seasons at Punjab Kings. The right-arm leggie appeared in 70 games for Punjab Kings, claiming 84 wickets at an economy rate of 7.52.
2. George Bailey
George Bailey began his IPL career with the Chennai Super Kings and then became the captain of the Punjab Kings. Bailey batted for the Chennai Super Kings for three innings, accumulating 63 runs at a strike rate of 21. In 29 innings with Punjab Kings, he scored 516 runs at a strike rate of 135.79.
3. David Hussey
David Hussey, an Australian all-rounder, played for three IPL clubs throughout his career. He began his career with the Kolkata Knight Riders before moving on to the Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings. He only appeared in five games for the Chennai Super Kings, scoring 116 runs and taking two wickets. Hussey scored 695 runs in 34 innings for Punjab Kings, he also dismissed four opposing batsmen.
4. Manpreet Gony
Manpreet Gony was a member of the Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, Gujarat Lions, and Deccan Chargers throughout his career. In 26 games for the Chennai Super Kings, Gony took 23 wickets. His performance with Punjab Kings declined dramatically, with only seven wickets in eight games. Most notably, his economy grew to 9.14 percent.
5. Lakshmipathy Balaji
Lakshmipathy Balaji, one of the finest Indian right-arm medium pacers in IPL history, began his career with Chennai Super Kings. He took 31 wickets in 29 games for Chennai Super Kings, including two four-wicket hauls. Later in his career, he represented the Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. Balaji took 12 wickets in nine matches for Punjab Kings, according to his stats. He is now the bowling coach for Chennai Super Kings.