Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 35 years 125 days

Major teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Edmonton Royals, Lancashire, Northerns, Rising Pune Supergiants, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Titans, World-XI

Playing role Middle-order batsman

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 61 104 14 3750 137 41.66 8153 45.99 9 21 458 19 56 0
ODIs 143 136 20 5507 185 47.47 6215 88.60 12 35 495 66 81 0
T20Is 44 44 6 1363 119 35.86 1006 135.48 1 8 126 45 21 0
First-class 142 236 26 8385 176 39.92 17 52 134 0
List A 261 243 42 9472 185 47.12 10582 89.51 21 57 146 0
T20s 207 191 20 5033 119 29.43 3952 127.35 1 30 449 148 101 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 61 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 143 11 192 189 2 1/8 1/8 94.50 5.90 96.0 0 0 0
T20Is 44 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 142 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 261 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
T20s 207 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 India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 2019 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 19, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Paarl Rocks v Cape Town Blitz at Paarl, Nov 10, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
38 Paarl Rocks v Blitz Paarl 10 Nov 2019 T20
1, 4 South Africa v India Ranchi 19 Oct 2019 Test # 2365
64, 5 South Africa v India Pune 10 Oct 2019 Test # 2364
55, 13 South Africa v India Visakhapatnam 2 Oct 2019 Test # 2363
9 Sth Africans v Ind Pres XI Vizianagaram 26 Sep 2019 Other
0, 36 Kent v Yorkshire Leeds 16 Sep 2019 FC
32 Kent v Essex Chelmsford 30 Aug 2019 T20
60 Kent v Gloucs Canterbury 29 Aug 2019 T20
55 Royals v Tigers Brampton 31 Jul 2019 Other T20
21 Royals v Wolves Brampton 28 Jul 2019 Other T20
Profile

Classy, composed and a fine crafter of innings', Faf du Plessis emerged as one of South Africa's most consistent batsmen in the post-Jacques Kallis era. Du Plessis is strong on the front foot, has impeccable defences and enjoys spending time at the crease. A natural leader, du Plessis was put in charge of the T20 side in February 2013 and formed part of the senior core in other formats.

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Oct 22, 2019

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis lead the team handshakes, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 4th day, October 22, 2019

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis lead the team handshakes

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Oct 21, 2019

Faf du Plessis walks back after being dismissed, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 3rd day, October 21, 2019

Faf du Plessis walks back after being dismissed

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Oct 21, 2019

Faf du Plessis hears the death rattle behind him, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 3rd day, October 21, 2019

Faf du Plessis hears the death rattle behind him

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Notes

ICC T20I Performance of the Year - 2015