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Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis

Full Name: Francois NULL du Plessis

DOB: 13th Jul 1984

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Leg break

Team:
  • South Africa
  • Titans
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Melbourne Renegades
  • South Africans
  • St Kitts And Nevis Patriots
  • Rising Pune Supergiant
  • World XI
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 48 78 11 3022 45.1 137 6781 44.57 7 17 362 13 41 0
    ODIs 117 112 14 4379 44.68 185 4959 88.3 9 29 378 54 60 0
    T20is 39 39 6 1191 36.09 119 894 133.22 1 7 107 38 20 0
    First Class 127 206 23 7523 41.11 176 15099 49.82 15 47 935 36 117 0
    List A 235 219 36 8344 45.6 185 9325 89.48 18 51 727 116 125 0
    T20s 172 156 15 3855 27.34 119 3101 124.31 1 20 335 106 78 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 48 5 78 0 69 0 5.31 0/1 0 0 0
    ODIs 117 11 192 0 189 2 94.5 5.91 96 1/8 0 0 0
    T20is 39 2 8 0 3 0 2.25 0/0 0 0 0
    First Class 127 71 2558 41 1477 41 36.02 3.46 62.39 4/39 3 0 0
    List A 235 93 2238 5 2030 54 37.59 5.44 41.44 4/47 1 0 0
    T20s 172 52 790 0 917 50 18.34 6.96 15.8 5/19 1 2 0
    Profile

    Flexible and agile on field, powerful with the bat and handy with the ball, Francois “Faf” du Plessis has all the ingredients that go into the making of a modern cricketer.

     

    Having impressed in the South African domestic league MTN40 in 2010-11, he earned a call-up to the national side and made his debut in the home series against India in January 2011. After building on the 60 he scored in his first innings, he was retained in South Africa's World Cup squad, although the campaign ended against New Zealand in the quarterfinals where the South African middle-order imploded.

     

    He made his Test debut in November 2012, and ‘Marathon Man’, as he is called, became only the fourth South African to score a century on Test debut.

     

    He came of age as a batsman in August-September 2014 when he scored three consecutive hundreds in a tri-series against Australia and Zimbabwe, and fell short of a fourth by just four runs.

     

    After a brief stint at the helm, he was named full-time South African T20 captain in February 2013. His maiden T20 hundred as captain would come in January 2015, when he scored 119 against West Indies in a losing cause.

     

    Last Updated:30th Dec 2016 Author:Wisden India staff
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