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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
3750
AVERAGE
41.67

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
5507
AVERAGE
47.47

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
1363
AVERAGE
35.87

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
35
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
61
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
314
BEST BATTING
137
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
5.31
S/R
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
3750
INNINGS
104
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
41.67
100s
9
50s
21
MATCHES
143
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
101
BEST BATTING
185
BEST BOWLING
1-8
Bowling
WICKETS
2
AVERAGE
94.5
ECONOMY
5.91
S/R
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
5507
INNINGS
136
NOT OUTS
20
AVERAGE
47.47
100s
12
50s
35
MATCHES
44
DEBUT
2012
CAP NO
52
BEST BATTING
119
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
2.26
S/R
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
1363
INNINGS
44
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
35.87
100s
1
50s
8

Proteas unshackle their Cup demons

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis talks about his nation's World Cup hoodoo and how the 2019 side plans to break it, admitting "otherwise the same thing will happen"


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Faf reflects on bouncing back from 'lollygate'

South Africa star Faf Du Plessis revisits one of the toughest moments of his career, and how he turned around a hostile Adelaide Oval crowd


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Du Plessis reveals T20I swansong

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis says the 2020 WT20, to be held in Australia, will mark the end of his international T20 career and discusses the club v country debate in the shortest format


Faf hangs onto Test captaincy amid Proteas shake-up

South Africa's new acting director of cricket has confirmed Faf du Plessis will be South Africa's captain for the Test matches of an upcoming tour of India


Du Plessis won't dwell on the past in Manchester

The South Africa captain won't bring up the infamous Cape Town Test when his side take on Australia on Saturday


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Amla adds to SA woes as Faf considers future

Veteran batsman injures knee during soccer game at training as du Plessis weighs up ODI career beyond World Cup


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