Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 80 days

Major teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Lancashire, Northerns, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Titans

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Height 5 ft 11 in

Education Affies Boys School, Pretoria

Francois du Plessis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 28 4 1262 137 52.58 3004 42.01 3 6 143 6 10 0
ODIs 55 53 5 1720 126 35.83 1972 87.22 3 10 144 25 30 0
T20Is 20 20 4 553 85 34.56 439 125.96 0 5 51 16 10 0
First-class 95 155 16 5667 176 40.76 11 35 85 0
List A 171 158 27 5563 126 42.46 6198 89.75 12 30 93 0
Twenty20 116 105 12 2398 85 25.78 1960 122.34 0 15 207 66 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 55 9 150 142 2 1/8 1/8 71.00 5.68 75.0 0 0 0
T20Is 20 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 95 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 171 2196 1983 54 4/47 4/47 36.72 5.41 40.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 116 52 790 917 50 5/19 5/19 18.34 6.96 15.8 1 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 22-26, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Dolphins at Bangalore, Sep 22, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
30 Super Kings v Dolphins Bangalore 22 Sep 2014 T20
14 Super Kings v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 Sep 2014 T20
96 South Africa v Australia Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
121 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Sep 2014 ODI # 3524
126 South Africa v Australia Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
15 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
106 South Africa v Australia Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
40 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 21 Aug 2014 ODI # 3510
55 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
59 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
Profile

Francois du Plessis, known as Faf, could well have joined the South African player drain to England when he signed a Kolpak deal with Lancashire in 2008. However, he was called up to the national side after a stunning season in the MTN40 competition in South Africa in 2010-11, when he topped the run charts with 567 runs from 10 matches, including three centuries. He made his debut in the home series against India before the World Cup, making 60 in his first innings, and was included in South Africa's World Cup squad - although he was part of a misfiring middle order that was one cause of South Africa's quarter-final loss to New Zealand.

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Sep 22, 2014

Faf du Plessis attempts to prevent a boundary, Chennai Super Kings v Dolphins, CLT20, Group A, Bangalore, September 22, 2014

Faf du Plessis attempts to prevent a boundary

© BCCI

Sep 6, 2014

Faf du Plessis celebrates the man-of-the-series award, Australia v South Africa, tri-series final, Harare, September 6, 2014

Faf du Plessis celebrates the man-of-the-series award

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Sep 6, 2014

Faf du Plessis cracks the ball through the off side, Australia v South Africa, tri-series final, Harare, September 6, 2014

Faf du Plessis cracks the ball through the off side

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Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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