Faf du Plessis IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 27, 2024 01:57 IST
IPL Debut year2012
Current IPL TeamRoyal Challengers Bengaluru
NationalitySouth African
RoleOpening Batter
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm Leg-break
Current Auction PriceINR 7 Crore
Last IPL Season runs730

Having a strong temperament, and the ability to lead the side, Faf du Plessis moved up the ranks pretty quickly in his career as an international player. His hard work paid off when he was picked by CSK in 2012 and since then, he became an integral part of the Super Kings till the 2021 IPL season. In the 2022 IPL mega auction, RCB picked him in their squad for INR 7 crore and also allowed him to lead the side right from the start.

‘Faf du Plessis’ IPL teams from 2012-24

Faf du Plessis IPL Career
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Faf du Plessis made a name for himself in the 2011 and early 2012 international cricket season while playing for South Africa. This made him bag an IPL contract after CSK picked him for INR 60 Lakhs in the 2012 edition. He then went on to be called one of the most reliable and smart players in the CSK line-up scoring runs at the most crucial times for the side.

After CSK got banned for 2 seasons in 2016 and 2017, he played for Rising Pune Supergiants at a price of around INR 4 crore. CSK returned to IPL in 2018 and he was given INR 1.6 crore till 2021.

Faf du Plessis is amongst the top-rated players in the league. With close to 4200 IPL runs, the South African cricketer has displayed his classy batting skills. With charismatic shots in his armory, he has played great knocks in the past, with 33 fifties to his name. The 2023 season was his best, where he ended up with a massive 730 runs including eight 50+ scores.

Cometh the hour, cometh the man. This is a statement that du Plessis earned for himself when he played an all-important knock at the grandest stage of the IPL in the final of the 2021 edition. He struck 86 runs off just 59 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders and helped CSK win their 4th IPL trophy.

In the 2022 mega auction, Faf du Plessis was picked by Royal Challengers Bengaluru for INR 7 crore. In March 2022, Virat Kohli stepped down as the captain, and the responsibility of leading the side was given to du Plessis. He fulfilled the role pretty well, taking RCB into the playoffs in his debut season as the skipper. Faf scored 468 runs in the 2022 season. He was exceptional with the bat in the 2023 season, where he scored 730 runs and also became the 2nd leading run-scorer after Shubman Gill in that season. He will be captaining the red brand in the upcoming season as well. Can he finally lead RCB to win their maiden IPL trophy in 2024?

‘Faf du Plessis’ IPL Auction Price

Faf du Plessis
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In the 2022 mega auction, Faf was bought by Royal Challengers Bengaluru for INR 7 crore. He has been retained by them for the upcoming season (IPL 2024) after a brilliant run in the last couple of seasons as the skipper.

YearPriceIPL Team
2024INR 7 CroreRoyal Challengers Bengaluru
2023INR 7 CroreRoyal Challengers Bengaluru
2022INR 7 CroreRoyal Challengers Bengaluru
2021INR 1.6 croreChennai Super Kings
2020INR 1.6 croreChennai Super Kings
2019INR 1.6 croreChennai Super Kings
2018INR 1.6 croreChennai Super Kings
2017INR 4 croreRising Pune Supergiants
2016INR 4.75 croreRising Pune Supergiants
2015INR 4.75 croreChennai Super Kings
2014INR 4.75 croreChennai Super Kings
2012INR 60 lakhChennai Super Kings

‘Faf du Plessis’ IPL runs year-wise

YearMatchesRunsBest ScoreStrike Rate100s50s

‘Faf du Plessis’ IPL wickets year-wise

Faf du Plessis
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Faf bowled only in one match during his maiden season of the IPL back in 2012. Here are his bowling stats:

YearMatchesWicketsBest FiguresEconomy4-wicket match

‘Faf du Plessis’ IPL Records

Faf du Plessis
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  • Captain of RCB since IPL 2022

  • In the top 15 of most runs scored in the history of IPL

  • At the 10th spot for scoring the most number of half-centuries overall

  • 2nd highest or leading run scorer in the last IPL season i.e. 2023

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FAQs on Faf du Plessis

Who is the captain of the RCB franchise in the 2024 IPL season?

Faf du Plessis is the captain of the RCB franchise in the upcoming 2024 IPL season.

What is the jersey no. of Faf du Plessis in the IPL?

Faf du Plessis wears jersey no. 13 while representing the RCB franchise in the IPL.

How many runs did Faf du Plessis score in IPL 2023?

Faf du Plessis had an exceptional 2023 IPL tournament. He made 730 runs in 14 matches, averaging 56.15. This has been Plessis’ marvelous performance in terms of the number of runs scored in the IPL. He was also the 2nd highest leading run-scorer after Shubman Gill in that season.

What is the current IPL salary of Faf du Plessis?

Faf du Plessis is paid INR 7 crore by the RCB management for all his services.