Faf du Plessis      

Full name Francois du Plessis

Born July 13, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 36 years 24 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, 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 47 47 6 1407 119 34.31 1049 134.12 1 8 130 45 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 219 203 22 5258 119 29.04 4142 126.94 1 31 461 157 110 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 47 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 219 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 Australia at Cape Town, Feb 26, 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 Australia at Cape Town, Feb 26, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11 Titans v Warriors Benoni 6 Mar 2020 LA
5 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 26 Feb 2020 T20I # 1065
15 South Africa v Australia Port Elizabeth 23 Feb 2020 T20I # 1052
24 South Africa v Australia Johannesburg 21 Feb 2020 T20I # 1046
3, 35 South Africa v England Johannesburg 24 Jan 2020 Test # 2382
8, 36 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 16 Jan 2020 Test # 2380
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
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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Mar 16, 2020

Faf du Plessis arrives at Kolkata airport in a face mask after South Africa's ODI tour of India was cancelled, March 16, 2020

Faf du Plessis at Kolkata airport in a face mask

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Mar 11, 2020

Faf du Plessis tunes up in the nets, Dharamsala, March 11, 2020

Faf du Plessis tunes up in the nets

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Feb 23, 2020

Faf du Plessis held a brilliant catch to dismiss Steven Smith, South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20I, Port Elizabeth, February 23, 2020

Faf du Plessis held a brilliant catch to dismiss Steven Smith

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Notes

ICC T20I Performance of the Year - 2015