Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 229 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 69 66 6 2042 126 34.03 2430 84.03 3 13 170 29 40 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 185 171 28 5885 126 41.15 6656 88.41 12 33 103 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 69 9 150 142 2 1/8 1/8 71.00 5.68 75.0 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 185 2196 1983 54 4/47 4/47 36.72 5.41 40.6 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 India v South Africa at Melbourne, Feb 22, 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 India v South Africa at Melbourne, Feb 22, 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
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
4 South Africa v West Indies Port Elizabeth 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3591
51* South Africa v West Indies East London 21 Jan 2015 ODI # 3587
- South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 ODI # 3583
0 South Africa v West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3579
119 South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 11 Jan 2015 T20I # 414
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 22, 2015

Faf du Plessis flicks the ball to the leg side, India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne, February 22, 2015

Faf du Plessis flicks the ball to the leg side

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Feb 22, 2015

Faf du Plessis is delighted after pouching Virat Kohli for 46, India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne, February 22, 2015

Faf du Plessis is delighted after pouching Virat Kohli for 46

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Feb 11, 2015

Bottoms-up: Faf du Plessis takes a tumble, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup warm-up match, Christchurch, February 11, 2015

Bottoms-up: Faf du Plessis takes a tumble

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Tour Results
PCB XI v England XI at Dubai (CA) - Jan 11-13, 2012
England XI won by 100 runs
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