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Faf Du Plessis Faf du Plessis Height: 1.80 m DOB: July 13, 1984

One of the batting mainstays of the South African middle order, Faf du Plessis has proved an able successor to the legendary Jacques Kallis, albeit only with the bat. However, unlike his school friend AB de Villiers, Faf didn't exactly take the swift route to the national side and came into the team only when his Kolpak deal with Lancashire had expired. The former's stonewalling 110* to save the Adelaide Test catapulted him to instant stardom and established him as one of the key members of the Protea side. Later appointed full-time captain of the team, Du Plessis has emerged as a natural leader, especially in Tests. But given the long list of disappointments faced by South Africa at World Cups, Faf's credentials would be carved in stone if he can lead his team to glory in the marquee event.

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IPL 2022: Was lucky to see how MS Dhoni's brain works, says Faf Du Plessis

Cricket | Mar 25, 2022, 03:02 PM IST

The former South African skipper, who was bought by the RCB for Rs 7 crore in the IPL mega auction earlier this year, was a key member of the Dhoni-led four-time IPL champions since 2012.

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IPL 2021 CSK vs KKR: Twitter lauds Chennai's du Plessis for batting despite a bleeding knee

Cricket | Sep 26, 2021, 10:17 PM IST

The blood on his knee was spotted after he took the catch of Eoin Morgan at the long-on boundary while showing his superlative catching skills. 

IPL 2021: CSK trio of Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir arrives in Dubai

IPL 2021: CSK's Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir arrive in Dubai

Cricket | Sep 17, 2021, 10:36 AM IST

Chennai Super Kings will resume their IPL 2021 campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.

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Faf du Plessis named Bangla Tigers’ Icon and captain for Abu Dhabi T10

Cricket | Aug 28, 2021, 01:35 PM IST

Du Plessis has played 69 Tests, 143 ODIs and 50 T20Is for South Africa.

The Hundred: Faf du Plessis replaces Aaron Finch as Northern Superchargers captain

The Hundred: Faf du Plessis replaces Aaron Finch as Northern Superchargers captain

Cricket | Jul 02, 2021, 08:35 PM IST

Former South Africa skipper du Plessis replaces Australia's limited overs captain Finch, who will be away with national team.

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Concussed Faf du Plessis ruled out of remaining PSL matches, returning home

Cricket | Jun 16, 2021, 06:38 PM IST

Du Plessis suffered the concussion following a nasty collision with his Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain while trying to save a boundary during their PSL match against Peshawar Zalmi.

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'Have concussion with some memory loss but I will be fine': Faf tweets after on-field collision

Cricket | Jun 13, 2021, 06:47 PM IST

Faf du Plessis had a nasty on-field collision during a Pakistan Super League game on Saturday.

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Watch: Du Plessis suffers concussion after freak collision in PSL

Cricket | Jun 13, 2021, 04:01 PM IST

South African star Faf du Plessis has suffered a concussion after a nasty collision with his Quetta Gladiators teammate Mohammad Hasnain while fielding during their Pakistan Super League match against Peshawar Zalmi 

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Backing Azam, du Plessis says not every guy has to have a six-pack to be successful in cricket

Cricket | Jun 07, 2021, 06:40 PM IST

A controversy erupted after Pakistan last Thursday named uncapped Azam, son of former captain Moin Khan, in the T20 squad for the tours of England and West Indies, with many believing that his father is behind his selection.

T20 leagues serious threat to international cricket: Faf Du Plessis

T20 leagues serious threat to international cricket: Faf Du Plessis

Cricket | Jun 06, 2021, 11:03 PM IST

He said the administrators of the game must strike a fine balance between leagues and international cricket.

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IPL 2021 | One or two tweaks helped: Faf du Plessis after earning Orange cap

Cricket | Apr 29, 2021, 10:08 AM IST

The former South Africa skipper leads the run-getters' list with 270 runs in six matches at an average of 67.5. He has also maintained a good strike rate of over 140.

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis announces retirement from Test cricket

Cricket | Feb 17, 2021, 11:03 AM IST

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket.

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PAK vs SA: Faf du Plessis says bio-bubble life 'not sustainable' for players

Cricket | Jan 24, 2021, 08:17 AM IST

Faf du Plessis is in Pakistan where South Africa are scheduled to play two Test matches. The first Test will start on January 26 in Karachi while the second will be played from February 4 in Rawalpindi.

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PAK vs SA | Faf du Plessis preparing for unexpected Test series in Pakistan

Cricket | Jan 21, 2021, 03:41 PM IST

The 36-year-old du Plessis is expected to form the nucleus of the Proteas batting in the upcoming two-test series which will be first for South Africa in Pakistan in over 13 years.

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SA vs SL 1st Test: Faf du Plessis falls on 199 but South Africa on top of struggling Sri Lanka

Cricket | Dec 28, 2020, 10:34 PM IST

Du Plessis' career-best score sent South Africa to 621 all out at SuperSport Park on Day 3.

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South Africa vs England: Faf du Plessis rested for three-match ODI series

Cricket | Dec 03, 2020, 04:27 PM IST

Du Plessis played all the three T20Is for the Proteas which they lost to England. 

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Watch: MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis and CSK members playfully smear cake on Monu Singh

Cricket | Nov 05, 2020, 04:00 PM IST

MS Dhoni and du Plessis could be seen grabbing Monu playfully, as Shardul Thakur and other members of CSK apply cake on his face.

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Faf du Plessis to play in PSL playoffs for Peshawar Zalmi

Cricket | Nov 02, 2020, 09:37 PM IST

The PSL playoffs were postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic and will now be played between Nov. 14-17.

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IPL 2020: Ruturaj Gaekward reminds me of young Virat Kohli, says CSK's Faf du Plessis

Cricket | Nov 01, 2020, 08:22 PM IST

CSK opener Faf du Plessis chipped in with a valuable 48 in the run chase against KXIP while he added 82 runs with Ruturaj Gaikwad for the opening wicket.

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IPL 2020 | Our spinners bowled well against strong RCB batting line-up: Faf du Plessis

Cricket | Oct 25, 2020, 09:45 PM IST

CSK on Sunday restricted RCB to a modest total of 145 for 6 and then returned to overhaul the target with ease in 18.4 overs.

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