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Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 234 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 71 68 6 2213 126 35.69 2609 84.82 4 14 183 30 41 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 187 173 28 6056 126 41.76 6835 88.60 13 34 104 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 71 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 187 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 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 Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 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 Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 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
109, 0/30 South Africa v Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
62, 0/17 South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 ODI # 3616
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
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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Mar 3, 2015

On his toes: Faf du Plessis jumps up to avoid a throw,  Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

On his toes: Faf du Plessis jumps up to avoid a throw

© AFP

Mar 3, 2015

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis plundered 247, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis plundered 247

© AFP

Mar 3, 2015

Faf du Plessis missed a yorker and was bowled, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Faf du Plessis missed a yorker and was bowled

© Associated Press

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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