Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 161 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 18 29 4 1262 137 50.48 3012 41.89 3 6 143 6 10 0
ODIs 62 60 5 1892 126 34.40 2211 85.57 3 11 157 28 37 0
T20Is 20 20 4 553 85 34.56 439 125.96 0 5 51 16 10 0
First-class 96 156 16 5667 176 40.47 11 35 85 0
List A 178 165 27 5735 126 41.55 6437 89.09 12 31 100 0
Twenty20 118 106 12 2444 85 26.00 1993 122.62 0 15 212 67 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 62 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 96 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 178 2196 1983 54 4/47 4/47 36.72 5.41 40.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 118 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 Centurion, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 23, 2014 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 West Indies at Centurion, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
2 South Africa v Australia Sydney 23 Nov 2014 ODI # 3551
28 South Africa v Australia Melbourne 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3549
17 South Africa v Australia Canberra 19 Nov 2014 ODI # 3548
19 South Africa v Australia Perth 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3546
31 South Africa v Australia Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
67 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 24 Oct 2014 ODI # 3537
8 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 21 Oct 2014 ODI # 3536
- Super Kings v KKR Bangalore 4 Oct 2014 T20
46 Super Kings v Kings XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Oct 2014 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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Nov 23, 2014

Faf du Plessis lobs the ball back towards Rilee Rossouw to orchestrate a smart catch, Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Sydney, November 23, 2014

Faf du Plessis lobs the ball back towards Rilee Rossouw to orchestrate a smart catch

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Nov 19, 2014

Faf du Plessis saves a six, Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra, November 19, 2014

Faf du Plessis saves a six

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Nov 14, 2014

Faf du Plessis took a tumbling catch to dismiss George Bailey, Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth, November 14, 2014

Faf du Plessis took a tumbling catch to dismiss George Bailey

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Results
E. Province v Easterns at Port Elizabeth - Apr 3, 2011
E. Province won by 63 runs
Northerns v KZ-Natal at Centurion - Apr 3, 2011
Northerns won by 6 wickets (with 132 balls remaining)
Titans v Knights at Benoni - Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011
Match drawn
Dolphins v Lions at Durban - Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011
Match drawn
Gauteng v Griq West at Johannesburg - Apr 2, 2011
Gauteng won by 19 runs
E. Province v Easterns at Port Elizabeth - Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011
Match drawn
Northerns v KZ-Natal at Centurion - Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011
Match drawn
Cape Cobras v Warriors at Paarl - Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011
Cape Cobras won by 7 wickets
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