Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 296 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 130 116 14 2784 119 27.29 2209 126.02 1 15 247 76 55 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 130 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 Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai, May 4, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 Super Kings v RCB Chennai 4 May 2015 T20
33 Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 May 2015 T20
20 Super Kings v KKR Kolkata 30 Apr 2015 T20
29* Super Kings v KKR Chennai 28 Apr 2015 T20
- Super Kings v Kings XI Chennai 25 Apr 2015 T20
33* Super Kings v RCB Bangalore 22 Apr 2015 T20
1 Super Kings v Royals Ahmedabad 19 Apr 2015 T20
11 Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai 17 Apr 2015 T20
- Super Kings v Sunrisers Chennai 11 Apr 2015 T20
32 Super Kings v Daredevils Chennai 9 Apr 2015 T20
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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May 4, 2015

Faf du Plessis plays a slog-sweep, Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Chennai, May 4, 2015

Faf du Plessis plays a slog-sweep

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Apr 28, 2015

Dwayne Bravo takes a diving catch, Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Chennai, April 28, 2015

Dwayne Bravo takes a diving catch

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Apr 28, 2015

Faf du Plessis reaches out for the ball, Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2015, Chennai, April 28, 2015

Faf du Plessis reaches out for the ball

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Tournament Results
India A v India B at Rajkot - Oct 2, 2012
India B won by 139 runs
Bengal v India B at Rajkot - Oct 1, 2012
India B won by 21 runs
India A v India B at Rajkot - Sep 30, 2012
India A won by 4 runs
Bengal v India A at Rajkot - Sep 29, 2012
India A won by 8 wickets (with 76 balls remaining)
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