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  • Nick Name:
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 13th Jul 1984
    Bowling Style: Leg break
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    • TEAM:
    • Chennai Super Kings, Melbourne Renegades, South Africa, Titans
Faf du Plessis

CAREER STATS

BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 32 4 1,447 51.68 137 3,433 42.15 4 7 166 8 12 -
ODIs 73 70 6 2,281 35.64 126 2,736 83.37 4 14 191 27 44 -
t20is 22 22 4 710 39.44 119 515 137.86 1 5 67 23 10 -
First Class 98 159 16 5,852 40.92 176 11,615 50.38 12 36 727 30 88 -
List A 189 175 28 6,124 41.66 126 6,961 87.98 13 34 531 87 107 -
T20s 121 108 11 2,615 26.96 119 2,085 125.42 1 15 229 74 50 -
BOWLING
Mat Inns balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco sr bbi 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 5 78 - 69 - - 5.31 - - - - -
ODIs 73 11 235 - 189 2 94.5 4.83 117.5 1/8 - - -
t20is 22 2 8 - 3 - - 2.25 - - - - -
First Class 98 71 2,558 41 1,477 41 36.02 3.46 62.39 4/39 3 - -
List A 189 93 2,281 5 2,030 54 37.59 5.34 42.24 4/47 1 - -
T20s 121 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.
 

  • Last Updated:  

    5th Feb 2015
  • Author:  

    Wisden India staff