Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 215 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 29 45 4 1682 137 41.02 4238 39.68 4 8 191 9 15 0
ODIs 86 83 10 2944 133* 40.32 3436 85.68 5 20 249 42 46 0
T20Is 26 26 5 825 119 39.28 612 134.80 1 6 78 24 11 0
First-class 107 172 16 6087 176 39.01 12 37 90 0
List A 203 189 32 6859 133* 43.68 7746 88.54 14 41 109 0
Twenty20 141 127 15 3096 119 27.64 2470 125.34 1 17 276 80 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 86 11 192 189 2 1/8 1/8 94.50 5.90 96.0 0 0 0
T20Is 26 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 107 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 203 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 141 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 England at Johannesburg, Jan 14-16, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 14-16, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Feb 12, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
34 South Africa v England Johannesburg 12 Feb 2016 ODI # 3737
33* South Africa v England Centurion 9 Feb 2016 ODI # 3736
46 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3734
55 South Africa v England Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
72 Titans v Knights Benoni 29 Jan 2016 LA
16, 14 South Africa v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
86 South Africa v England Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
2, 9 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
0, 10 South Africa v India Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191
10, 39 South Africa v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
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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Feb 12, 2016

Faf du Plessis was bowled by Chris Woakes for 34, South Africa v England, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, February 12, 2016

Faf du Plessis was bowled by Chris Woakes for 34

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Feb 9, 2016

Faf du Plessis helped finish off the chase, South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion, February 9, 2016

Faf du Plessis helped finish off the chase

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Feb 6, 2016

Faf du Plessis made 46 from 48 balls, South Africa v England, 2nd ODI, Port Elizabeth, February 6, 2016

Faf du Plessis made 46 from 48 balls

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Notes

ICC T20I Performance of the Year - 2015

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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