Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 29 years 282 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 14 22 3 996 137 52.42 2302 43.26 3 4 118 4 9 0
ODIs 47 45 5 1102 72 27.55 1319 83.54 0 7 97 13 27 0
T20Is 20 20 4 553 85 34.56 439 125.96 0 5 51 16 10 0
First-class 92 149 15 5401 176 40.30 11 33 84 0
List A 163 150 27 4945 120* 40.20 5545 89.17 9 27 90 0
Twenty20 100 91 11 2051 85 25.63 1690 121.36 0 13 177 58 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 47 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 92 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 163 2196 1983 54 4/47 4/47 36.72 5.41 40.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 100 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 Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Nov 11, 2013 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 South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Nov 11, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
58 South Africa v India Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
24 South Africa v Netherlands Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 386
13 South Africa v New Zealand Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
- South Africa v Pakistan Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
5 South Africa v Australia Centurion 14 Mar 2014 T20I # 365
27* South Africa v Australia Durban 12 Mar 2014 T20I # 363
67, 47 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
55, 24 South Africa v Australia Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
3, 18 South Africa v Australia Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
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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Apr 4, 2014

Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed

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Apr 4, 2014

Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis ran out of ideas, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis ran out of ideas

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Apr 4, 2014

Faf du Plessis gets into a tangle and is bowled, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Faf du Plessis gets into a tangle and is bowled

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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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