Faf du Plessis is an emerging part of South Africa’s endless assembly line of talented middle order batsmen. While he is uncapped at Test level, he has become a regular member of his country’s ODI and T20 sides.
After starting out his career in England with County side Lancashire, the big hitting batsmen burst onto the radar of South African selectors with an outstanding campaign in the South African domestic competition, where he scored 567 runs in 10 matches.
He earned his ODI debut in 2011, where he made 60 against a star-studded India. This saw him earn a call-up into the South African World Cup squad.
Du Plessis has made a name for himself in T20, where he has excelled for a number of franchises.
A dominant season for the Chennai Super Kings – where he scored a whopping 398 runs – saw his side qualify for the lucrative Karbonn Smart T20 Champions League. Despite playing the tournament in South Africa, du Plessis, as well as his teammates, found the competition too tough, and failed to make the knockout stage.