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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
3302
AVERAGE
42.33

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
4693
AVERAGE
45.12

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
1237
AVERAGE
35.34

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
34
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
54
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
3302
INNINGS
90
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
42.33
100s
8
50s
17
MATCHES
124
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
4693
INNINGS
119
NOT OUTS
15
AVERAGE
45.12
100s
10
50s
29
MATCHES
41
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
1237
INNINGS
41
NOT OUTS
6
AVERAGE
35.34
100s
1
50s
7

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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


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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and batsmen David Miller talk about their record 252-run partnership that put the third Gillette ODI Series match out of Australia's reach


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The South Africa captain has noticed a big difference in the behaviour of the Australian players in recent months


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Umpire 'didn't hear' review: Proteas

South Africa captain offers explanation for controversial use of DRS system after more than 15 seconds time frame had elapsed


Cape Town won't be mentioned: Faf

The dramatic events of Newlands will not be raised by the Proteas as they prepare to take on Australia


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