Player Profile

Faf du Plessis
quick facts
  • nick name

  • Faf du Plessis

  • dob

  • 13th Jul 1984

  • team

  • Chennai Super Kings, South Africa, Melbourne Renegades

  • 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 54 52 4 1,658 34.54 126 1,932 85.82 3 9 142 20 29 -
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 170 157 26 5,501 41.99 126 6,157 89.35 12 29 482 80 92 -
T20s 115 103 11 2,368 25.74 85 1,941 122 - 15 204 65 47 -
bowling
Mat Inns balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco sr bbi 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 5 78 - 69 - - 5.31 - - - - -
ODIs 54 9 150 - 142 2 71 5.68 75 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 170 91 2,196 5 1,983 54 36.72 5.42 40.67 4/47 1 - -
T20s 115 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. In 2010, Lancashire county cricket club were visibly disappointed after a change in the Kolpak ruling rendered du Plessis ineligible to continue at the club. In 2011 the Super Kings paid $US120,000 for du Plessis.