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Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 52 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 22 33 4 1495 137 51.55 3555 42.05 4 7 171 8 12 0
ODIs 77 74 8 2453 126 37.16 2932 83.66 4 16 203 32 45 0
T20Is 24 24 5 805 119 42.36 593 135.75 1 6 76 23 10 0
First-class 100 160 16 5900 176 40.97 12 36 87 0
List A 193 179 30 6296 126 42.25 7158 87.95 13 36 108 0
Twenty20 139 125 15 3076 119 27.96 2451 125.49 1 17 274 79 57 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 77 11 192 189 2 1/8 1/8 94.50 5.90 96.0 0 0 0
T20Is 24 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 100 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 193 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 139 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 Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Jul 15, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 7, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Jul 15, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 7, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Jul 2015 Test # 2174
48 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 21 Jul 2015 Test # 2172
6 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 15 Jul 2015 ODI # 3668
41 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 12 Jul 2015 ODI # 3666
63* South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Jul 2015 ODI # 3663
16 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 7 Jul 2015 T20I # 429
79* South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 5 Jul 2015 T20I # 428
- Sth Africans v BCB XI Fatullah 3 Jul 2015 Other T20
1 Super Kings v Mum Indians Kolkata 24 May 2015 T20
21 Super Kings v RCB Ranchi 22 May 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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Jul 29, 2015

Faf du Plessis bats in the nets ahead of the second Test, Dhaka, July 29, 2015

Faf du Plessis bats in the nets ahead of the second Test

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Jul 21, 2015

Shakib Al Hasan traps Faf du Plessis lbw, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day, July 21, 2015

Shakib Al Hasan traps Faf du Plessis lbw

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Jul 21, 2015

Faf du Plessis works the ball through the on side, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 1st day, July 21, 2015

Faf du Plessis works the ball through the on side

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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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