5 Worst player releases by franchises in IPL history

5 Worst player releases by franchises in IPL history

They were released by a certain franchise and they found a lot of success for their new team.

2. David Warner by Delhi

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) picked David Warner when he was relatively unknown. For the first couple of years, Warner wasn’t consistent but showed a lot of promise which prompted the Delhi management to retain the Australian ahead of the likes of Gautam Gambhir and others in 2011.

Warner had a decent season in 2011 but improved and got a lot better in 2012 and 2013. Both his average and strike-rate were much better. However, that wasn’t enough as Delhi decided to let him go. He was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2014 and since then, he hasn’t looked back.

The New South Wales lad has become a beast in the IPL. He’s churned out runs for fun. In each of the last five seasons he’s played, Warner has aggregated more than 500 runs in a season. In fact, for SRH, the left-handed opener has scored 3271 runs at an average of 55.44. His strike-rate is 146.88 and he is scoring fifty-plus once every two games (34 half-centuries and 2 tons in 71 matches). Hence, Warner’s release was one of the worst-ever. Just when he was starting to get into the groove, Delhi let him go.