Faf du Plessis Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Faf du Plessis is a cricketer who comes from South Africa. So far, he has participated in several matches and in different franchise teams. On top of that, he has an outstanding record and managed to get several rewards.  

Apart from being a right-handed middle-order batsman, Faf du Plessis is also a part-time leg-spin bowler. To add, he was the former captain of the South African Cricket team. Up to now, he has achieved a lot through his exemplary skills. The right-handed middle-order batsman has played for domestic and international teams such as Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiant, and Titans.

Basic Information About FaF du Plessis

Full Name Francois du Plessis
Age 37 years
Born In Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Bat Style Right-handed
Bowl Style Right-arm leg-break
Nationality South African
Birth Date 13 July 1984
Height 5 ft 10 in
Spouse Imari Visser
Net Worth $14 million
Teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Edmonton Royals, Kent, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades, North Eastern Transvaal, St Lucia Kings, South Africa Academy, Rising Pune Supergiant’s, Peshawar Zalmi, Northern Superchargers (men). Pearl Rocks, Quetta Gladiators, South Africa A, Titans, St Kitts, and Nevis Patriots.

 

Faf du Plessis Batting Stats

The battling stats of Faf du Plessis are as follows:

Test: ( 69 Matches) Faf de Plessis made 118 innings, 14 note outs, 4163 runs, and a high score of 199. Moreover, an average of 40.02, a scoring rate of 46.32, 10 hundred, 21 fifties, 516 fours, and 21 sixes. 

ODI: (143 Matches) Faf smashed 136 innings, 20 note outs, 5507 runs, and a high score of 185. Furthermore, he got an average of 47.47, a scoring rate of 88.60, 12 hundred, 35 fifties, 495 fours, and 66 sixes.

T20I: (50 Matches) He made 50 innings, seven-note outs, 1528 runs, and a high score of 119. He also made an average of 35.53, a scoring rate of 134.38, 1 hundred, ten fifties, and 50 sixes.

T20: (255 matches) He made 238 innings, 28 note outs, 6442 runnings, and a high score of 120. Also, he hit an average of 30.76, 2 hundred, 41 fifties, 567 fours, 199 sixes, and a scoring rate of 129.07

List A: (262 Matches) Faf du Plessis made 244 innings, 42 note outs, 9483 runs, and a high score of 185. He also made an average of 46.94, a scoring rate of 89.47, 21 hundred and 57 fifties.

FC: Faf made 18 hundred and 52 fifties.

Faf du Plessis Bowling Stats

Test: (69 matches) He made five innings, 78 balls, 69 runs, and a 5.30 economy rate.

ODI: (143 matches) Here, Faf made 11 innings, 192 balls, 189 runs, two wickets, 94.50 average, an economy rate of 5.90, and a scoring rate of 96.

T20I: (50 matches) Faf du Plessis made two innings, eight balls, three runs, and an economy rate of 2.25.

FC: (150 matches) In this tournament, he made 2558 balls, 1477runs, 41 wickets, an average of 36.02, an economy rate of 3.46, and a scoring rate of 62.30.

List A: (262 matches) He made 2238 balls, 2030 runs, 54 wickets, an average of 37.59, an economy rate of 5.44, and a scoring rate of 41.40.

T20: (255 matches) He smashed 52 innings, 790 balls, 917 runs, 50 wickets, an average of 18.34, an economy rate of 6.96, a scoring rate of 15.80, 1 four, and two fives. 

Career Information

Faf du Plessis is a South African cricket player who has showcased outstanding records throughout his cricket history. Apart from being a batsman, he was once appointed as the team’s captain, where he led with an excellent example for the franchise’s success.

He has played for many teams, including the Northerns, where he made 8385 runs in 142 First-Class matches. These excellent results earned Faf Du Plessis praises, and offers to play for other teams increased. 

Faf du Plessis Cricket Debut

Here is a list of the players;’ debut and Last matches that he has participated in during his cricket career.

Test Debut:

Faf made his test debut in a match between Australia vs. South Africa in November 2012. Besides that, his last debut was between Pakistan and South Africa in February 2021.

ODI Debut:

His first ODI debut was in January 2011 in a match between South Africa and India held at Cape Town. His last match was in July 2019 at Manchester in a match between Australia and South Africa.

T20I Debut:

He made a debut in September 2012 at Chester, which was between England and South Africa. Moreover, Faf du Plessis’ last match was in December 2020 at Cape Town between South Africa and England.

T20 Debut:

Faf Made his first debut in February 2007 at Centurion between the Eagles and Titans. His last match was in September 2021 at Basseterre in a match between Amazon and Kings.

List A Debut :

In this category, he made his debut in February 2004 at East London between Northerners and Border. On top of that, his last match was in March 2020 between Titans and Warriors.

Fc Debut:

He made his FC debut in March 2004 at Centurion between Gauteng and Northerns. His last match was in February 2021 between Pakistan and South Africa.

Career Achievements and Accolades

Faf holds the record of displaying remarkable results. He is the second-highest cricketer with 185 runs. Besides that, he also holds a record of playing most innings before scoring a duck in international cricket.

The South African cricketer maintained his name up in the sky by being the team’s captain. In 2019 Faf du Plessis was named the South African Player and also an annual player in 2011. However, the most exciting part is the record made for supporting the needy.

Notable Charity

Apart from dedicating his time to cricket, he has also supported the needy. For instance, Faf du Plessis helped feed 35,000 children during the coronavirus pandemic. He went ahead and auctioned his bats and a pink ODI jersey to raise funds for the children.

Faf du Plessis is a professional cricketer who has recorded outstanding results in his cricket career. Additionally, he has participated in various matches in different franchise teams. Moreover, being a former captain, he has displayed exemplary skills, and that’s why he extended his hand to assist the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/faf-du-plessis-44828
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faf_du_Plessis
  3. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/7825/faf-du-plessis
  4. https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports/cricket-suresh-raina-hails-faf-du-plessis-for-charity-work-in-south-africa-622246
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