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.read more
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.
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.
Chennai Super Kings will resume their IPL 2021 campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.
Du Plessis has played 69 Tests, 143 ODIs and 50 T20Is for South Africa.
Former South Africa skipper du Plessis replaces Australia's limited overs captain Finch, who will be away with national team.
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.
Faf du Plessis had a nasty on-field collision during a Pakistan Super League game on Saturday.
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
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.
He said the administrators of the game must strike a fine balance between leagues and international cricket.
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.
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket.
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.
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.
Du Plessis' career-best score sent South Africa to 621 all out at SuperSport Park on Day 3.
Du Plessis played all the three T20Is for the Proteas which they lost to England.
MS Dhoni and du Plessis could be seen grabbing Monu playfully, as Shardul Thakur and other members of CSK apply cake on his face.
The PSL playoffs were postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic and will now be played between Nov. 14-17.
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.
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.