Francois Faf du Plessis aka Faf du Plessis was born in Pretoria, South Africa, on July 13, 1984. He bats with his right hand and throws leg breaks with his right arm. He plays in the middle order, and as a middle order batsman, that is his main job on his team.
Faf du Plessis Career
Faf du Plessis has been a steady performer for the South African cricket team over the years. He has had a successful career as both a captain and a batsman, setting multiple records as both.
Faf du Plessis Domestic Career
Faf du Plessis plays domestic cricket for the Northerns and has gotten 8385 runs in 142 First Class Matches. In First Class cricket, he has 17 centuries, 52 half centuries, and 21 centuries in List A cricket.
Faf du Plessis Test Career
Faf du Plessis played his first Test match on November 22, 2012, at Adelaide. It was against the Australia cricket team. In the first innings, he scored 78 runs. In the second, he scored 110 runs. But in the end, the score was a tie.
As of now, du Plessis has 3750 runs at an average of over 41 and 9 centuries, making him one of South Africa’s most reliable batsmen in Tests. He is quick on the field and has caught 56 balls in 61 games.
Faf du Plessis ODI Career
Faf du Plessis played his first One-Day International game on January 18, 2011, against India at Cape Town. He scored 60 runs. Plessis has scored 5507 runs in 143 matches, with an average of more than 47. He has 12 centuries and 35 half centuries to his name.
Faf du Plessis T20I Career
Faf du Plessis played his first Twenty20 International (T20I) on September 8, 2012, against England. He went on to become the Proteas captain. He has a strike rate of 135.48 and has scored 1363 runs in 44 games.
Faf du Plessis Club Career
Faf du Plessis has played county cricket for Lancashire since 2008. But in 2010, he had to end his contract because the rules had changed and he was no longer eligible. He started playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. In the 2012 season, he had 398 runs.
In the 2018 Mzansi Super League, he led Paarl Rocks in runs scored with 318 in 9 games. He has also played for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League, which was not a very successful time for him.
Faf du Plessis Captaincy
After AB de Villiers left the team, Faf du Plessis became captain. He has led the team in 32 Test matches. With 17 wins in Tests, he has done better than 50 percent of the time. He only played three games that ended in a draw, and he thinks that a game should be about winning instead of having a lot of points.
In ODIs, Faf du Plessis has been captain for 39 games, and the team has won 28 of those games. Faf du Plessis, on the other hand, has won 23 of his 37 T20Is. He is one of the best South African captains after AB de Villiers and always does a good job.
Faf du Plessis Family
Faf du Plessis is the son of the South African rugby player Francois du Plessis and is related to the Namibian rugby player Marcel du Plessis. Faf du Plessis has a daughter and is married to Imari Visser. The South African cricketer Hardus Viljoen is married to his sister.
Faf du Plessis Records
The Proteas player holds a number of world records, including:
- He is only the second batsman to get a hundred as captain in all three types of cricket. Also, he is the first South African to get hundreds in all three types of cricket.
- With 185 runs, Faf du Plessis has the record for the second highest score by an individual South African cricketer.
- Du Plessis also holds the record for the most international innings he played without getting a run (108).
- Faf du Plessis has a record that can’t be broken: he was the first player to score a century in a Day/Night Test match.
- Faf du Plessis is also the captain who called an end to an innings when the score was 259/9.