Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 15 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 15 24 3 1113 137 53.00 2576 43.20 3 5 126 5 9 0
ODIs 47 45 5 1102 72 27.55 1319 83.54 0 7 97 13 27 0
T20Is 20 20 4 553 85 34.56 439 125.96 0 5 51 16 10 0
First-class 93 151 15 5518 176 40.57 11 34 84 0
List A 163 150 27 4945 120* 40.20 5545 89.17 9 27 90 0
Twenty20 114 103 12 2354 85 25.86 1925 122.28 0 15 203 65 46 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 47 9 150 142 2 1/8 1/8 71.00 5.68 75.0 0 0 0
T20Is 20 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 93 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 163 2196 1983 54 4/47 4/47 36.72 5.41 40.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 114 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Nov 11, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v South Africa at Chester-le-Street, Sep 8, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah, Nov 11, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai, May 30, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
80, 37 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
41 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
0 Super Kings v Kings XI Mumbai 30 May 2014 T20
35 Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai (BS) 28 May 2014 T20
54* Super Kings v RCB Bangalore 24 May 2014 T20
19 Super Kings v Sunrisers Ranchi 22 May 2014 T20
23 Super Kings v KKR Kolkata 20 May 2014 T20
38 Super Kings v Royals Ranchi 13 May 2014 T20
31 Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai 10 May 2014 T20
52 Super Kings v Kings XI Cuttack 7 May 2014 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 28, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene takes the catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014

Mahela Jayawardene takes the catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis

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Jul 28, 2014

Over 63.2: Faf du Plessis survives a confident shout for lbw after a review, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014

Over 63.2: Faf du Plessis survives a confident shout for lbw after a review

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Jul 27, 2014

Faf du Plessis takes a blinder to dismiss Kithuruwan Vithanage, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day, July 27, 2014

Faf du Plessis takes a blinder to dismiss Kithuruwan Vithanage

© AFP

Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 24-28
Sri Lanka 421 & 229/8d South Africa 282 & 148/8
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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