Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 359 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 20 32 4 1447 137 51.67 3433 42.14 4 7 166 8 12 0
ODIs 74 71 7 2343 126 36.60 2776 84.40 4 15 193 32 45 0
T20Is 23 23 5 789 119 43.83 576 136.97 1 6 75 23 10 0
First-class 98 159 16 5852 176 40.92 12 36 87 0
List A 190 176 29 6186 126 42.08 7002 88.34 13 35 108 0
Twenty20 138 124 15 3060 119 28.07 2434 125.71 1 17 273 79 57 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 5 78 69 0 - - - 5.30 - 0 0 0
ODIs 74 11 192 189 2 1/8 1/8 94.50 5.90 96.0 0 0 0
T20Is 23 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 98 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 190 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
Twenty20 138 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 West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 18, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 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 5, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
45 Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai 19 May 2015 T20
55 Super Kings v Kings XI Mohali 16 May 2015 T20
29 Super Kings v Daredevils Raipur 12 May 2015 T20
29 Super Kings v Royals Chennai 10 May 2015 T20
17 Super Kings v Mum Indians Chennai 8 May 2015 T20
24 Super Kings v RCB Chennai 4 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 5, 2015

Faf du Plessis loses control of his bat, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20 international, Mirpur, July 5, 2015

Faf du Plessis loses control of his bat

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Jul 5, 2015

Faf du Plessis made a 61-ball 79, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20 international, Mirpur, July 5, 2015

Faf du Plessis made a 61-ball 79

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Jul 5, 2015

Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy added 46 for the third wicket, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20 international, Mirpur, July 5, 2015

Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy added 46 for the third wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd T20I: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 7, 2015 (13:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
2nd Youth ODI: S Africa U19 v B'desh U19 at Durban
Jul 7, 2015 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 10, 2015 (12:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT -1d)
3rd Youth ODI: S Africa U19 v B'desh U19 at Pietermaritzburg
Jul 10, 2015 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 12, 2015 (12:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT -1d)
4th Youth ODI: S Africa U19 v B'desh U19 at Pietermaritzburg
Jul 12, 2015 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
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