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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
3197
AVERAGE
43.2

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
4379
AVERAGE
44.68

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
52
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
3197
INNINGS
86
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
43.2
100s
8
50s
17
MATCHES
117
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
4379
INNINGS
112
NOT OUTS
14
AVERAGE
44.68
100s
9
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

'This means a lot to us': du Plessis

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis speaks on the historical significance of the Proteas' 3-1 series win over Australia to break their 48-year drought


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Why Smith 'chirped' du Plessis after finger blow

Graeme Smith praises Faf du Plessis for his gutsy century at the Wanderers and reflects on his own finger injury against Australia in 2009


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Australia draw first blood on day four in Joburg

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis cops yet another blow on his troublesome finger, but bravely bats on as the Proteas build a big lead at the Wanderers


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Proteas superstar softens approach a year out from the one-day showpiece in which South Africa have a chequered history


Faf identifies fiery series' turning point

South Africa skipper pinpoints the moment the hosts went from motivated to "motivated and angry"


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Tides starting to shift: Smith

Test legend looks back on South Africa's dominant 3-1 series win against an embattled Australia