3 CSK players who could be better fit for RCB in IPL

IPL News: While CSK boasts a successful history and attract players with its legacy, some talents may need a more fruitful environment. Here are three players whose careers might have taken a different turn had they donned the red of RCB.

Sarah Andrew
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Players who were a misfit for CSK

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful franchises of the IPL and is famous for being one of those franchises in the IPL that rewards the loyalty of their players which is why they keep their core set of players with them and players take pride in associating with Chennai.

MS Dhoni is known to take out the best from the young players, which is why CSK has managed to clinch the coveted IPL  trophy five times. In the last fifteen years there also have been some players who may call them unlucky for being a part of CSK at the wrong time and could have been more successful in IPL if they had been in some other team, especially RCB.

RCB has had a strong squad in the past, but they have always fallen short in their bowling every time. So, if these three CSK players had been in RCB, then it would have made a huge difference in the fortunes of both these players as well as RCB.

1. Mitchell Santer

Mitchell Santner bamboozled some of the best batters in the international arena with his accurate left arm spin and can play some crucial innings with the bat as well in the lower order. Despite impressive international credentials, Santner didn't get much opportunity in the IPL and has been benched more often. This is mainly because of Ravindra Jadeja who can perform the same role. 

Whereas, RCB is always on the lookout for good all-rounders and if Santner has been in CSK then he would have got more opportunities and could help RCB too.

2. Nuwan Kulasekra

Nuwan Kulasekara was associated with CSK in 2011-12 and made six appearances for CSK during 2012-13. Unfortunately, during this time there was a rule prohibiting Sri Lankan players from playing at Chepauk, their home ground, effectively hampering his IPL journey as CSK plays the majority of their matches in Chepauk. If he would have landed with RCB instead, where fellow Sri Lankan Muralitharan thrived post-CSK, Kulasekara's IPL story might have been vastly different.

3. Jacob Oram

Jacob Oram had been associated with CSK during the 2008 and 2009 IPL seasons. His notable presence in the 2009 IPL was marked by several appearances for CSK; however, his performance with the bat was disappointing, managing only 88 runs at an average of 14.67. 

Consequently, the Chennai franchise has released him for the following season, a decision Oram expressed disappointment about, stating he didn't even get the chance to play a single game. Considering Oram's versatile skills as an all-rounder, there's a suggestion that had he been part of RCB, similar to Jacques Kallis, he could have enjoyed a successful IPL career.