The Indian Premier League is the ‘Toughest T20’ competition on earth. The best players from all over the globe gather at one place to compete against one another. Generally, eight teams have been a part of the IPL. The Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most consistent outfits in the competition’s history.
The Super Kings have won three IPL trophies. Besides, they have made it to the Top 4 ten times in eleven seasons. The Sunrisers Hyderabad have also been quite consistent. They have achieved much success under the leadership of David Warner and Kane Williamson. The Orange Army won its first title in 2016. They finished third in the previous season.
CSK and SRH are two of the best teams in the IPL right now. It is the dream of every rising star to become a part of either of these two franchises. Some players have had the unique achievement of playing for both teams in IPL. Here’s a look at the seven players who have played for both CSK and SRH in IPL history.
7. Srikkanth Anirudha
Many Chennai Super Kings fans would remember Srikkanth Anirudha for his 64-run knock against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The opening batsman had won the Player of the Match award in that game.
Anirudha played six seasons for CSK from 2008 to 2013. In 2014, the Sunrisers Hyderabad signed him. However, Anirudha could play only one match for SRH.
6. Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha is one of the most underrated players in Indian cricket. He showed his T20 skills, opening the innings for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020.
So far, Saha has featured in 20 games for SRH and scored 422 runs. He played for CSK from 2011 to 2013. In those three seasons, Saha managed 144 runs at a strike rate of 108.27.
5. Thisara Perera
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera has played for many teams in his IPL career. Very few fans might know that Perera started his journey with the Chennai Super Kings in 2010.
Perera won the IPL trophy in his first season. He played only one game that year, where he had an economy rate of 19. He was a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in 2013. It was SRH’s first season, and Perera was a match-winner for them, scoring 233 runs and scalping 19 wickets.
4. Parthiv Patel
Like Thisara Perera, Parthiv Patel began his IPL career at the Chennai Super Kings in 2008. He kept the wickets for the team and also opened the innings. Patel won the IPL trophy with CSK in 2010.
He played three seasons for CSK, scoring 516 runs at an average of 21.50. In 2013, Patel donned the Sunrisers Hyderabad jersey. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman played only one season for SRH, where he aggregated 294 runs at a strike rate of 115.29.
3. Ashish Nehra
Former Indian left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra achieved much success in the shorter format of the game. The Chennai Super Kings signed him in 2014, and Nehra performed magnificently for CSK, scalping 30 wickets in 20 matches.
Because of his top-quality performances for CSK, Nehra also returned to the Indian T20I team. After CSK received a temporary suspension, Nehra became a part of the SRH squad. He took 17 wickets in 14 games for the Orange Army.
2. Karn Sharma
Leg-spin bowler Karn Sharma came into the limelight with his excellent performances for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sharma picked up 36 wickets in 46 IPL games for SRH, with his economy rate being 7.83.
The Chennai Super Kings signed him in 2018. Since then, he has been a part of the CSK playing XI in 12 IPL fixtures, taking ten wickets at a strike rate of 18.80.
1. Jason Holder
West Indies Test team captain Jason Holder received a contract from the Chennai Super Kings in 2013. Not many people knew him then. CSK tried him in six matches, but Holder could take only two wickets.
Later, Holder joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He played two seasons for them in 2014 and 2015 before making a return in 2020. In eight matches for the Orange Army, the Caribbean star has picked up 15 wickets.