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Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 36 years 142 days

Major teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Edmonton Royals, Kent, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Melbourne Renegades, Nicky Oppenheimer XI, North Eastern Transvaal, Northerns, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Paarl Rocks, Peshawar Zalmi, Rising Pune Supergiants, South Africa A, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s, South Africa XI, 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 65 112 14 3901 137 39.80 8582 45.45 9 21 482 21 59 0
ODIs 143 136 20 5507 185 47.47 6215 88.60 12 35 495 66 81 0
T20Is 50 50 7 1528 119 35.53 1137 134.38 1 10 140 50 24 0
First-class 146 244 26 8536 176 39.15 17 52 137 0
List A 262 244 42 9483 185 46.94 10599 89.47 21 57 147 0
T20s 236 220 25 5859 119 30.04 4574 128.09 1 37 514 177 122 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 65 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 50 2 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
First-class 146 2558 1477 41 4/39 36.02 3.46 62.3 3 0 0
List A 262 2238 2030 54 4/47 4/47 37.59 5.44 41.4 1 0 0
T20s 236 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 Johannesburg, Jan 24-27, 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 England at Cape Town, Dec 1, 2020 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Gauteng at Centurion, Mar 5-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Johannesburg, Jan 24-27, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Border v Northerns at East London, Feb 6, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 6, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Eagles at Centurion, Feb 25, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v England at Cape Town, Dec 1, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
52* South Africa v England Cape Town 1 Dec 2020 T20I # 1113
11 South Africa v England Paarl 29 Nov 2020 T20I # 1111
58 South Africa v England Cape Town 27 Nov 2020 T20I # 1109
31 Zalmi v Qalandars Karachi 14 Nov 2020 T20
48 Super Kings v Kings XI Abu Dhabi 1 Nov 2020 T20
25 Super Kings v RCB Dubai (DSC) 25 Oct 2020 T20
1 Super Kings v Mum Indians Sharjah 23 Oct 2020 T20
10 Super Kings v Royals Abu Dhabi 19 Oct 2020 T20
58 Super Kings v Capitals Sharjah 17 Oct 2020 T20
0 Super Kings v Sunrisers Dubai (DSC) 13 Oct 2020 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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Dec 1, 2020

Faf du Plessis drives down the ground for six, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I, Cape Town, December 1 2020

Faf du Plessis drives down the ground for six

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Dec 1, 2020

Faf du Plessis lines up a slog sweep, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I, Cape Town, December 1 2020

Faf du Plessis lines up a slog sweep

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Dec 1, 2020

Faf du Plessis gets low to play a lap, South Africa vs England, 3rd T20I, Cape Town, December 1 2020

Faf du Plessis gets low to play a lap

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Notes

ICC T20I Performance of the Year - 2015