3 Active Players Who Switched Franchises Between RCB And CSK
By CricShots - May 18, 2024 3:12 pm
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The stage is set for a high-octane clash in the 68th match of IPL 2024. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lock horns with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a virtual knockout encounter at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. This final league game holds immense significance, as both teams fight for the coveted fourth playoff spot.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis used to play for CSK

CSK enters the contest with a slight edge. Their historical dominance over RCB, even in Bangalore, provides a confidence boost. A win for the defending champions will secure their playoff berth, while RCB needs not only a win but also a specific margin of victory (18 runs or chasing the target within 18.1 overs) to qualify.


Adding a layer of intrigue to this high-stakes match is the presence of players who have donned both the yellow and red jerseys. Let’s delve into the stories of three such active players:

#1 Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma

Karn Sharma, the leg-spinner, boasts a unique IPL journey. He has donned the jerseys of three prominent franchises – Mumbai Indians, RCB, and currently, CSK. Known for his ability to contribute whenever needed, he has left his mark on each team.

Picked up by CSK in the 2018 auctions, Sharma struggled to find a permanent spot. After four seasons, he switched allegiances to RCB in 2022. His ability to exploit spin-friendly conditions makes him a valuable asset, and he has consistently delivered when called upon.

#2 Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube, a rising star in Indian cricket, has earned a well-deserved spot in the upcoming T20 World Cup squad. The powerful all-rounder made his IPL debut in 2019 with RCB, but his impact was limited.

After two seasons, he moved to Rajasthan Royals, and a year later, CSK acquired him. Since then, Dube has blossomed into a consistent performer for the yellow brigade. His impressive batting displays with CSK were instrumental in securing his World Cup selection.

#3 Faf du Plessis

faf du plessis
Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis, the former South African captain, enjoys iconic status in the IPL. A consistent run-scorer, he has established a strong fan following across franchises.

Du Plessis debuted in the 2012 season and spent a glorious seven seasons with CSK, leaving behind a legacy of leadership and exceptional batting. In 2021, he took the reins of RCB, leading the team for three successful seasons. His opening partnership with Virat Kohli and his camaraderie with Glenn Maxwell has been a highlight for RCB fans.

The presence of these players adds a sentimental touch to the upcoming clash. While they will be battling for different colours on the field, their past associations with both teams create a captivating narrative. Cricket fans will undoubtedly be drawn to this compelling contest, not only for the playoff implications but also to witness these former teammates turn rivals for a single night.