Faf du Plessis

Personal details 

Full NameFaf du Plessis
Date of birthJuly 13, 1984
NationalitySouth African 
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 
Current teamRoyal Challengers Bangalore 
Batting styleRight hand Bat
Bowling styleLegbreak
Jersey number18
Started playingJanuary 18, 2011
Family membersFather- Francois du PlessisMother – Marius du PlessisWife – Imari Visser

Faf du Plessis Recent Matches 

Super Kings vs Super Giants308-Feb-2024JohannesburgT20
Super Kings vs Royals55*07-Feb-2024JohannesburgT20
Super Kings vs Super Giants5703-Feb-2024JohannesburgT20
Super Kings vs Eastern Cape031-Jan-2024JohannesburgT20
Super Kings vs MI Cape Town50*29-Jan-2024Cape TownT20

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South AfricaPaarl Rocks
Chennai Super KingsPerth Scorchers
Comilla VictoriansPeshawar Zalmi
Edmonton RoyalsQuetta Gladiators
Jaffna KingsRising Pune Supergiants
Joburg Super KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
KentSamp Army
LancashireSouth Africa A
Lancashire 2nd XISouth Africa Academy
Melbourne RenegadesSouth Africa Under-19s
Nicky Oppenheimer XISouth Africa XI
North Eastern TransvaalSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Northern Superchargers (Men)St Lucia Kings
NottinghamshireTexas Super Kings
Nottinghamshire 2nd XITitans

About Faf du Plessis 

Faf du Plessis is a prominent South African cricketer renowned for his elegant batting style and astute leadership qualities. Born on July 13, 1984, in Pretoria, South Africa, du Plessis made his debut for the South African national cricket team in 2011.

Du Plessis rose to prominence with his remarkable performances in domestic cricket, representing teams like the Titans in South Africa’s domestic circuit. He caught the attention of selectors with his consistent run-scoring and was soon drafted into the national team.

One of du Plessis’ standout moments came in his debut Test match against Australia in Adelaide in 2012, where he displayed remarkable resilience, scoring a match-saving century on debut, earning widespread acclaim. This innings solidified his place in the South African Test team.

Du Plessis has since established himself as a key figure in all formats of the game, known for his ability to anchor the innings in Test cricket, play aggressive strokes in limited-overs formats, and lead by example on the field. He has been a crucial member of the South African team, serving as both a batsman and occasional captain.

In addition to his batting prowess, du Plessis has showcased remarkable leadership skills, captaining South Africa across formats. He led South Africa to numerous victories during his tenure as captain, demonstrating his tactical acumen and ability to inspire his teammates.

Outside of international cricket, du Plessis has also been a sought-after player in various domestic T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL).

Throughout his career, Faf du Plessis has earned respect and admiration from cricket fans worldwide for his talent, dedication, and sportsmanship. Whether with the bat, in the field, or as a leader, he remains a revered figure in the world of cricket.

Faf du Plessis Career Highlights 

– Made his international debut for South Africa in 2011.

– Scored a match-saving century on Test debut against Australia in Adelaide in 2012.

– Established himself as a key player in all formats of the game, known for his elegant batting style and leadership qualities.

– Served as captain of the South African national team across formats, leading the team to several victories.

– Played a crucial role in various domestic T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL).

– Retired from Test cricket in 2021, finishing with over 4,500 runs and 10 centuries in the format.

Faf du Plessis Awards 

-South Africa Player of the Year in 2019

-Annual Player of the year for South Africa in 2011


Domestic career 

Faf du Plessis boasts a distinguished career, excelling as both a captain and a batsman for the South African cricket team. Representing Northerns in domestic cricket, he has amassed 8385 runs across 142 First-Class games. With 17 centuries and 52 half-centuries in First-Class cricket, and 21 centuries in List A cricket, du Plessis has consistently showcased his batting prowess and reliability over the years, earning a reputation as a dependable performer on the cricket field.

IPL Career 

Faf du Plessis’ journey in the IPL commenced with Chennai Super Kings in 2011, where he made a significant impact, accumulating 398 runs by the end of the 2012 season. While also representing Paarl Rocks in the Mzansi Super League and St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League, du Plessis has showcased his batting prowess across various T20 leagues. In a significant development, he was appointed as the new captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore in March 2022, succeeding Virat Kohli. With a fresh responsibility and a new team setup, du Plessis will lead RCB with his seasoned experience and leadership skills, having been acquired for Rs. 7 CR in the Mega Auction 2022.

International career 

Faf du Plessis has notched up centuries in Test matches, One Day Internationals (ODIs), and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), totaling ten, twelve, and one, respectively. In November 2012, he clinched his maiden Test century against Australia, scoring an unbeaten 110 runs in the second innings. His highest Test score of 199 came in December 2020 against Sri Lanka in Centurion. Du Plessis secured his first ODI century with a score of 106 against Australia in Harare after 51 matches, while his highest ODI score of 185 runs was achieved on February 7, 2017, against Sri Lanka in Cape Town, the second-highest by a South African after Gary Kirsten’s 188. He also became the first South African to register centuries in all three formats with his maiden T20I century against the West Indies in January 2015.

Test Career 

Between 2012 and 2021, Faf du Plessis played a total of 69 Test matches, accumulating 4163 runs at an average of 40.02. His highest score during this period was 199 runs. Du Plessis showcased consistency, amassing 10 centuries and 21 half-centuries while maintaining a strike rate of 46.32. He faced 8986 deliveries, hitting 516 boundaries and 21 sixes. Throughout his innings, he remained not out on 14 occasions. His performance reflected his ability to anchor innings effectively, contributing significantly to the South African cricket team’s success. Despite encountering nine ducks, du Plessis maintained an impressive average, illustrating his resilience and adaptability on the field. His consistent contributions with the bat underscored his importance as a key player for South Africa during the specified period.

ODI Career 

From 2011 to 2019, Faf du Plessis participated in 143 One Day International (ODI) matches, displaying remarkable consistency and accumulating 5507 runs at an impressive average of 47.47. His highest score in this period was 185 runs. Du Plessis showcased his batting prowess with 12 centuries and 35 half-centuries, showcasing his ability to convert starts into substantial scores. He maintained a commendable strike rate of 88.60, reflecting his ability to score briskly while anchoring the innings. Throughout his innings, he remained not out on 20 occasions, indicating his knack for staying till the end. Despite encountering three ducks, du Plessis contributed significantly with the bat, hitting 495 boundaries and 66 sixes. His consistent performances played a pivotal role in South Africa’s campaigns during this period, establishing him as one of the premier batsmen in ODI cricket.

T20 International Career 

Between 2012 and 2020, Faf du Plessis participated in 50 Twenty20 International (T20I) matches, showcasing his prowess in the shortest format of the game. He amassed a total of 1528 runs at an average of 35.53, with a highest score of 119 runs. While he scored only one century, du Plessis accumulated ten half-centuries, highlighting his ability to consistently contribute with the bat. He maintained an impressive strike rate of 134.38, indicating his capability to score quickly in T20 cricket. Throughout his innings, he remained not out on seven occasions, showcasing his ability to finish games effectively. Du Plessis displayed his aggressive intent with 140 boundaries and 50 sixes, demonstrating his capability to find the ropes regularly. Despite not encountering any ducks, his ability to anchor innings while scoring at a brisk rate made him a valuable asset for the South African T20I team during the specified period.


Faf du Plessis comes from a supportive and close-knit family. His father, Francois du Plessis, and mother, Marius du Plessis, have been instrumental in shaping his career and providing him with the necessary guidance and encouragement. Alongside his parents, du Plessis shares his life journey with his wife, Imari Visser, whom he married. Imari has been a constant source of support and strength for du Plessis, both on and off the cricket field. Together, they form a strong unit, navigating the challenges and triumphs of professional sports and family life. The du Plessis family’s unwavering support has undoubtedly played a significant role in Faf’s success and accomplishments in the world of cricket.

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