Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 259 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 20 32 4 1447 137 51.67 3433 42.14 4 7 166 8 12 0
ODIs 74 71 7 2343 126 36.60 2776 84.40 4 15 193 32 45 0
T20Is 22 22 4 710 119 39.44 515 137.86 1 5 67 23 10 0
First-class 98 159 16 5852 176 40.92 12 36 87 0
List A 190 176 29 6186 126 42.08 7002 88.34 13 35 108 0
Twenty20 120 108 12 2601 119 27.09 2069 125.71 1 15 228 74 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 74 11 192 189 2 1/8 1/8 94.50 5.90 96.0 0 0 0
T20Is 22 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 98 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 190 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 120 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 South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Jan 11, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Jan 11, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
82 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
21* South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
27 South Africa v Pakistan Auckland 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3626
109, 0/30 South Africa v Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
62, 0/17 South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 ODI # 3616
55 South Africa v India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3610
24 South Africa v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
0/21, 8 South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
19 South Africa v Sri Lanka Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
16 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 28 Jan 2015 ODI # 3593
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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Mar 24, 2015

A despondent Faf du Plessis after South Africa's loss, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

A despondent Faf du Plessis after South Africa's loss

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Mar 24, 2015

Faf du Plessis roars after the catch to dismiss Corey Anderson, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Faf du Plessis roars after the catch to dismiss Corey Anderson

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Mar 24, 2015

Faf du Plessis was ice-cool under a skier, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Faf du Plessis was ice-cool under a skier

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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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