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Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: NULL
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 13th Jul 1984
    Bowling Style: Leg break
  • TEAM:
  • South Africa, Titans, Chennai Super Kings, Melbourne Renegades, St Kitts And Nevis Patriots, Rising Pune Supergiants
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 34 53 6 2029 43.17 137 4937 41.1 6 8 237 11 18 0
ODIs 97 92 10 3292 40.15 133 3827 86.02 6 22 287 39 50 0
T20is 35 35 6 1093 37.69 119 824 132.65 1 7 101 32 18 0
First Class 112 180 18 6434 39.72 176 13119 49.04 14 37 798 33 94 0
List A 214 198 32 7207 43.42 133 8136 88.58 15 43 632 100 113 0
T20s 166 153 17 3749 27.57 119 3024 123.97 1 20 328 100 76 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 34 5 78 0 69 0 5.31 0/1 0 0 0
ODIs 97 11 192 0 189 2 94.5 5.91 96 1/8 0 0 0
T20is 35 2 8 0 3 0 2.25 0/0 0 0 0
First Class 112 71 2558 41 1477 41 36.02 3.46 62.39 4/39 3 3 0
List A 214 93 2238 5 2030 54 37.59 5.44 41.44 4/47 1 1 0
T20s 166 52 790 0 917 50 18.34 6.96 15.8 5/19 1 1 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: 3rd Jun 2016
  • Author: Wisden India staff
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