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Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 208 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 29 45 4 1682 137 41.02 4238 39.68 4 8 191 9 15 0
ODIs 83 80 9 2831 133* 39.87 3321 85.24 5 20 237 40 46 0
T20Is 26 26 5 825 119 39.28 612 134.80 1 6 78 24 11 0
First-class 107 172 16 6087 176 39.01 12 37 90 0
List A 200 186 31 6746 133* 43.52 7631 88.40 14 41 109 0
Twenty20 141 127 15 3096 119 27.64 2470 125.34 1 17 276 80 58 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 83 11 192 189 2 1/8 1/8 94.50 5.90 96.0 0 0 0
T20Is 26 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 107 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 200 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 141 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 England at Johannesburg, Jan 14-16, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 14-16, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 3, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
55 South Africa v England Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
72 Titans v Knights Benoni 29 Jan 2016 LA
16, 14 South Africa v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
86 South Africa v England Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
2, 9 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
0, 10 South Africa v India Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191
10, 39 South Africa v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
0 South Africa v India Bangalore 14 Nov 2015 Test # 2188
0, 1 South Africa v India Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186
4 Sth Africans v Ind Pres XI Mumbai (BS) 30 Oct 2015 Other
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 3, 2016

Faf du Plessis contributed to a century stand, South Africa v England, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, February 3, 2016

Faf du Plessis contributed to a century stand

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Jan 21, 2016

Faf du Plessis could come under pressure for his spot, Centurion, January 21, 2016

Faf du Plessis could come under pressure for his spot

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Jan 14, 2016

Faf du Plessis lazily flicked a catch to deep square, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day, January 14, 2016

Faf du Plessis lazily flicked a catch to deep square

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Notes

ICC T20I Performance of the Year - 2015

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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