Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 35 years 189 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

Relation Brother-in-law - GC Viljoen

Francois du Plessis
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 63 108 14 3819 137 40.62 8332 45.83 9 21 469 20 57 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 144 240 26 8454 176 39.50 17 52 135 0
List A 261 243 42 9472 185 47.12 10582 89.51 21 57 146 0
T20s 216 200 22 5214 119 29.29 4099 127.20 1 31 457 157 107 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 63 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 144 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 216 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 Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 2020 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 South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 2020 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 Tshwane Spartans at Paarl, Dec 16, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 19 South Africa v England Cape Town 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2379
29, 20 South Africa v England Centurion 26 Dec 2019 Test # 2377
3* Paarl Rocks v Spartans Paarl 16 Dec 2019 T20
22 Paarl Rocks v Giants Paarl 8 Dec 2019 T20
66* Paarl Rocks v Durban Heat Paarl 4 Dec 2019 T20
18 Paarl Rocks v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 1 Dec 2019 T20
19 Paarl Rocks v Spartans Centurion 29 Nov 2019 T20
27 Paarl Rocks v Giants Port Elizabeth 27 Nov 2019 T20
21 Paarl Rocks v Blitz Cape Town 24 Nov 2019 T20
5 Paarl Rocks v Jozi Stars Paarl 22 Nov 2019 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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Jan 18, 2020

Faf du Plessis walks off after being dismissed for 8, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day, January 18, 2020

Faf du Plessis walks off after being dismissed for 8

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Jan 16, 2020

Faf du Plessis lost his sixth consecutive toss, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Port Elizabeth, Day 1, January 16, 2020

Faf du Plessis lost his sixth consecutive toss

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Jan 7, 2020

Faf du Plessis sweeps and is caught at square leg, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 7, 2020

Faf du Plessis sweeps and is caught at square leg

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Notes

ICC T20I Performance of the Year - 2015