Francois du Plessis

Player Bio

Born 13 July 1984 South Africa
Age 35 Years, 01 Months, 7 Days
Batting Side Right Handed
Bowling Side Leg break
Batting Rank 10
Teams South Africa, Lancashire, Northerns, South Africa A, Titans, Chennai Super Kings, South Africa Under-19, Melbourne Renegades, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Rising Pune Supergiant, Stellenbosch Kings, World XI, Edmonton Royals, Paarl Rocks, Belfast Titans

Batting & Fielding Performance

M
I
N/O
R
HS
100S
50S
4S
6S
AVG
S/R
CT
ST
Test
58
98
14
3608
137
9
19
438
17
42.95
46.05
53
0
ODI
143
136
20
5507
185
12
35
495
66
47.47
88.60
81
0
T20
44
44
6
1363
119
1
8
126
45
35.86
135.48
21
0
IPL
160
144
14
3540
96
0
21
314
97
27.23
123.77
79
0

Bowling Performance

I
O
M
R
W
Best
5W
AVG
E/R
S/R
Test
5
13
58
69
0
0/1
0
-
5.30
-
ODI
11
32
143
189
2
1/8
0
94.50
5.90
96.00
T20
2
1.2
44
3
0
0/0
0
-
2.25
-
IPL
50
130.2
160
914
50
5/19
2
18.28
7.01
15.64

Francois 'Faf' du Plessis was one of the four inexperienced players to be named in South Africa's 30-man preliminary squad for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, thanks to an impressive half-century on ODI debut against India earlier that year. He was subsequently selected in the 15-man squad. The seven games he played in the tournament did not help him transpire his talent into performance as he

managed to surpass 50 just once. In 2008, du Plessis was given a six-month contract with Lancashire after impressing the board with good performances in local tournaments. He was known as one of the best fielders in county cricket, vouched by Lancashire coach Mike Watkinson. South Africa were in danger of losing another talented cricketer to England but a strong show in the 2010 domestic season was rewarded with a call-up against India in early 2011. du Plessis, who was hardly known in India, took everyone by surprise when he was signed by Chennai for the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League, ahead of experienced cricketing stars like Brian Lara, Sourav Ganguly and Chris Gayle. The South African had a good first season with the franchise and in 2012, was one of the most successful run-scorers for the team. The team had enough faith to retain him for the following two seasons as well. However, a dream Test debut awaited the talented batsman later that year against the dangerous Aussies which brought him success in his first taste of the longest format of the game. du Plessis was named in South Africa's Test squad, but wasn't included in the playing eleven for the first Test. Fortunately for him, JP Duminy was ruled out due to injury and that paved the way for his debut. du Plessis showed tremendous temperament and grit as he scored a patient fifty in the first innings, followed by a gutsy maiden Test ton in the second that helped the Proteas salvage a highly unlikely draw against Australia. In 2013, the Protea was handed full-time T20I captaincy after being the stand-in skipper for AB de Villiers in a few games. In the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, du Plessis was found guilty of tampering the ball, rubbing it against the zip on the pocket of his trousers. He received criticism from many around the world, but his South African team-mates stood by him, claiming that none of the acts he was reprimanded for, were intentional.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 POINTS TABLE

Team
P
W
D
L
PTS
9
7
1
1
15
9
7
0
2
14
9
6
0
3
12
9
5
1
3
11
9
5
1
3
11
9
3
2
4
8
9
3
1
5
7
9
3
1
5
7
9
2
1
6
5
9
0
0
9
0

Francois du Plessis News

South Africa squad for India tour 2019: Senuran Muthusamy, Anrich Nortje picked for Tests, Quinton de Kock to lead in T20Is

South Africa squad India tour 2019: Fast bowler Anrich Nortje, wicketkeeper-batsman Rudi Second and spin bowling all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy have been included in the 15-man selection that will be captained by Faf du Plessis.

Cricket Briefs: Faf Du Plessis excited about Test Championship, no Indian umpires in ICC elite panel

In other cricket news: Sri Lanka is set to honour retired Nuwan Kulasekara, Zimbabwe senior cricketer wants to play for free to save the game, and New Zealand have appointed Thilan Samaraweera to their support staff ahead of their tour of Sri Lanka.

World Cup 2019: Can’t let the junior players suffer from self-pity, says Faf Du Plessis

Faf du Plessis admitted that with Beuran Hendricks arriving only tomorrow, he will have even lesser options, with only 13 players, to pick from.

Faf du Plessis looking for new strategy ahead of India clash

South Africa was handed a massive defeat by hosts England in the tournament opener before they slumped to a 21-run loss against Bangladesh on Sunday.

Watch: Faf du Plessis takes a stunner to dismiss Moeen Ali

Faf du Plessis dominated in the field by taking three catches in the World Cup 2019 opener including a splendid catch in the deep to dismiss Moeen Ali