Francois du Plessis

Player Bio

Born 13 July 1984 South Africa
Age 34 Years, 11 Months, 3 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, Paarl Rocks

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
139
132
19
5225
185
11
33
469
63
46.23
88.49
77
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
139
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
5
4
0
1
8
4
3
1
0
7
4
3
0
1
6
3
2
1
0
5
5
1
2
2
4
4
1
1
2
3
5
1
1
3
3
4
1
1
2
3
4
1
1
2
3
4
0
0
4
0

Francois du Plessis News

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

ICC World Cup 2019: Can Faf du Plessis carry South Africa over the line?

With the C-word hanging around the neck like an albatross and his own personal demons to exorcise, Faf Du Plessis looks to guide his largely inexperienced squad through a World Cup for which they are flying under the radar.

ICC World Cup 2019: Faf du Plessis wants players to stop doing Superman things and cope with fear of failure

South African skipper Faf du Plessis has urged his teammates to not try to do 'superman things' in World Cup 2019 starting May 30