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Francois du Plessis

Allrounder

Did you know?

Du Plessis went to Afrikaans High School for Boys, the same school attended by AB de Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Jacques Rudolph.

RUNS
2839
AVERAGE
46.54

Francois du Plessis

Allrounder

Did you know?

Du Plessis went to Afrikaans High School for Boys, the same school attended by AB de Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Jacques Rudolph.

RUNS
4259
AVERAGE
43.91

Francois du Plessis

Allrounder

Did you know?

Du Plessis went to Afrikaans High School for Boys, the same school attended by AB de Villiers, Heino Kuhn and Jacques Rudolph.

RUNS
1191
AVERAGE
36.09

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
33
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Pretoria, Gauteng Province

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa
LOCAL CLUB

Nashua Titans

Bio

Faf du Plessis has been representing South Africa since 2011, and in those years he has been determined to make his mark on world cricket.

His ODI debut came in 2011, when he forced his way into the national line-up after scoring more than 500 runs in South Africa’s domestic competition.

A half-century on debut against India marked a solid start for the right-hander, who also played seven matches during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, with his best knock of 52 coming against Bangladesh.

His Test debut came one year later, in 2012 against Australia in Adelaide. It was a remarkable debut, he scored 78 in the first-innings and followed that up with a match-saving 110-not-out in the second.

du Plessis scored his first one-day century against Australia in August 2014 and that performance was shortly followed by another two centuries, including 126 against Australia followed by 121 against Zimbabwe.

He then fell just four runs short of becoming the first batsman in history to score four ODI centuries in any multi-team ODI tournament, when he was caught off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson for 96 in the final match of the series.

MATCHES
45
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
314
BEST BATTING
137
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
5.31
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2839
INNINGS
72
NOT OUTS
11
AVERAGE
46.54
100s
7
50s
15
MATCHES
116
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
101
BEST BATTING
185
BEST BOWLING
1-8
Bowling
WICKETS
2
AVERAGE
94.5
ECONOMY
5.91
S/R
96
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
4259
INNINGS
111
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
43.91
100s
8
50s
29
MATCHES
39
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
52
BEST BATTING
119
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
2.26
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1191
INNINGS
39
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
36.09
100s
1
50s
7

Proteas rocked by dramatic run outs

Faf du Plessis was involved in two horror mix-ups that saw AB de Villiers and David Miller run out in South Africa's must-win clash against India at The Oval


1:05 AB-Proteas-set-Black-Caps-280-still

AB, Proteas set Black Caps 280

AB de Villiers made 72no and Faf du Plessis rode his luck to make 67 as South Africa posted 8-279 against New Zealand in the fourth ODI in Hamilton


1:26 Proteas-survive-a-scare-after-Fafs-185-still

Proteas survive a scare after Faf's 185

A career-best 185 from Faf du Plessis leads South Africa to victory over Sri Lanka, putting the Proteas on the brink of claiming the world No.1 ranking


Du Plessis praises Pakistan return bid

Proteas skipper impressed, but doubtful a tour of Pakistan will be in South Africa's immediate future


Pakistan win marks international revival

Babar Azam hits whirlwind 86 to lead his team to a 20-run win in Lahore in the first game of the three-match series


More than just a game: du Plessis

Pakistan to host World XI in bid to revive international cricket in the country