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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 37 58 7 2228 43.69 137 5265 42.32 6 9 257 11 22 0
ODIs 97 93 11 3354 40.9 133 3867 86.73 6 23 289 44 50 0
T20is 35 35 6 1093 37.69 119 824 132.65 1 7 101 32 18 0
First Class 115 185 19 6633 39.96 176 13447 49.33 14 38 818 33 98 0
List A 214 199 33 7269 43.79 133 8176 88.91 15 44 634 105 113 0
T20s 166 151 15 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 37 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 115 71 2558 41 1477 41 36.02 3.46 62.39 4/39 3 0 0
List A 214 93 2238 5 2030 54 37.59 5.44 41.44 4/47 1 0 0
T20s 166 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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