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Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 105 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 17 28 4 1262 137 52.58 3004 42.01 3 6 143 6 10 0
ODIs 57 55 5 1795 126 35.90 2068 86.79 3 11 148 27 31 0
T20Is 20 20 4 553 85 34.56 439 125.96 0 5 51 16 10 0
First-class 95 155 16 5667 176 40.76 11 35 85 0
List A 173 160 27 5638 126 42.39 6294 89.57 12 31 94 0
Twenty20 118 106 12 2444 85 26.00 1993 122.62 0 15 212 67 49 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 57 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 95 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 173 2196 1983 54 4/47 4/47 36.72 5.41 40.6 1 0 0
Twenty20 118 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 Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui, Oct 24, 2014 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 Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Mount Maunganui, Oct 24, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
67 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 24 Oct 2014 ODI # 3537
8 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 21 Oct 2014 ODI # 3536
- Super Kings v KKR Bangalore 4 Oct 2014 T20
46 Super Kings v Kings XI Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Oct 2014 T20
30 Super Kings v Dolphins Bangalore 22 Sep 2014 T20
14 Super Kings v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 17 Sep 2014 T20
96 South Africa v Australia Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
121 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Sep 2014 ODI # 3524
126 South Africa v Australia Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
15 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
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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Oct 24, 2014

Faf du Plessis drives on his way to a fifty, New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui, October 24, 2014

Faf du Plessis drives on his way to a fifty

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Oct 4, 2014

Faf du Plessis was unfortunate not to complete a stunning catch at the boundary, Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, Final, CLT20, Bangalore, October 4, 2014

Faf du Plessis was unfortunate not to complete a stunning catch at the boundary

© BCCI

Oct 2, 2014

Faf du Plessis goes upside down to complete a catch, Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, 2nd semi-final, CLT20, Hyderabad, October 2, 2014

Faf du Plessis goes upside down to complete a catch

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Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Apr 6, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
India v South Africa at Dhaka - Apr 4, 2014
India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs (D/L method)
Pakistan v West Indies at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
West Indies won by 84 runs
Bangladesh v Australia at Dhaka - Apr 1, 2014
Australia won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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