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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, South Africans, St Kitts And Nevis Patriots, Rising Pune Supergiant
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 43 69 9 2597 43.28 137 6030 43.07 6 14 311 12 31 0
ODIs 113 109 13 4168 43.42 185 4777 87.25 8 28 357 51 58 0
T20is 36 36 6 1129 37.63 119 849 132.98 1 7 102 35 18 0
First Class 121 196 21 7002 40.01 176 14212 49.27 14 43 872 34 107 0
List A 231 216 35 8133 44.93 185 9143 88.95 17 50 706 113 123 0
T20s 169 153 15 3793 27.49 119 3056 124.12 1 20 330 103 76 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 43 5 78 0 69 0 5.31 0/1 0 0 0
ODIs 113 11 192 0 189 2 94.5 5.91 96 1/8 0 0 0
T20is 36 2 8 0 3 0 2.25 0/0 0 0 0
First Class 121 71 2558 41 1477 41 36.02 3.46 62.39 4/39 3 0 0
List A 231 93 2238 5 2030 54 37.59 5.44 41.44 4/47 1 0 0
T20s 169 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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