Player Profile

Faf du Plessis
quick facts
  • nick name

  • dob

  • 13th Jul 1984

  • team

  • Chennai Super Kings, South Africa, Melbourne Renegades, Titans

  • batting style

  • Right Handed

  • bowling style

  • Leg break

Career stats
batting & fielding
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 28 4 1,262 52.58 137 3,004 42.01 3 6 143 6 10 -
ODIs 62 60 4 1,939 34.63 126 2,280 85.04 4 10 165 24 37 -
t20is 20 20 4 553 34.56 85 439 125.97 - 5 51 16 10 -
First Class 95 155 16 5,667 40.77 176 11,186 50.66 11 35 704 28 86 -
List A 178 165 26 5,782 41.6 126 6,505 88.89 13 30 505 84 100 -
T20s 119 106 11 2,458 25.87 85 2,009 122.35 - 15 213 67 50 -
bowling
Mat Inns balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco sr bbi 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 5 78 - 69 - - 5.31 - - - - -
ODIs 62 10 199 - 172 2 86 5.19 99.5 1/8 - - -
t20is 20 2 8 - 3 - - 2.25 - - - - -
First Class 95 71 2,558 41 1,477 41 36.02 3.46 62.39 4/39 3 - -
List A 178 92 2,245 5 2,013 54 37.28 5.38 41.57 4/47 1 - -
T20s 119 52 790 - 917 50 18.34 6.96 15.8 5/19 1 2 -
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.