4 Chennai Super Kings stars who could not perform well for Delhi in IPL
Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals are two of the most-followed Indian Premier League franchises. Both teams have accomplished the feat of qualifying for the playoffs multiple times. However, both teams have not had similar fortunes when it comes to winning the IPL trophy.
The Chennai-based franchise have won three titles, but DC are yet to win one. In the last 13 seasons of the IPL, there have been many common players between the two franchises. However, the following four cricketers only performed well when they were in the CSK colors.
1. Murali Vijay
Murali Vijay was one of the primary reasons behind Chennai Super Kings' success in the initial IPL seasons. However, he could not impress much at Delhi. Playing 11 games for Delhi, Vijay could score only 207 runs at an average of less than 20. His strike rate was 107.81 in those matches.
2. Pawan Negi
Pawan Negi came into the limelight after he performed exceptionally well for CSK in IPL and CLT20 matches. Negi joined Delhi after CSK received a suspension before the 2016 season. The all-rounder played 17 matches for them, scoring 93 runs and picking up eight wickets.
3. Mohit Sharma
Another Indian player to feature on this list is Mohit Sharma. The right-arm medium pacer won the IPL Purple Cap award during his first stint with CSK. He later played the 2020 season for Delhi but returned with figures of 1/45 in the only game he played for the team.
4. Albie Morkel
Albie Morkel was a star for CSK in the initial seasons. He played one season for Delhi, where he represented the franchise in four matches. While Morkel played a fantastic knock for Delhi against Chennai Super Kings, his bowling performances were not up to the mark.
Talking about his numbers in detail, Morkel picked up 76 wickets for CSK in 78 matches, with his economy rate being 8.10. His economy rate increased to more than nine runs per over when he bowled in the Delhi. Also, his batting strike rate went down from 157.35 for CSK in 2012 to 132.31 for Delhi in 2015.