Francois Du Plessis popularly known as Faf Du Plessis is the current captain of South Africa cricket team in all the three formats of the game.
He is a right handed batsman and also a right handed leg spinner. He is a frontline middle order batsman who is known for his skill of building the innings.
Faf is one of the most consistent batsman in the world cricket and also one of the finest fielders playing today.
Du Plessis got a contract with Lancashire in April 2008 and went on to play for three and a half years for the club.
He also had a very good season in 2010 while playing for Titans. In 2011, he was signed by Chennai Super Kings at IPL auction.
He made his ODI debut against India on 18th January 2011 and hit an unbeaten 60. His performance in the sub-continent got him into the team for the 2011 World Cup. However, in seven matches he was able to score only one half century and did not have a good tournament.
Du Plessis had a dream test debut. He made his test cricket debut against Australia at Adelaide in 2012 and scored 188 runs in the match. In second innings, he played a tough knock of 110 in 378 balls which helped his team drawing the match and also received Man of the Match award.
Rise to Glory
In December 2012, he was named as the captain of the team for T20s against New Zealand.
One of his most memorable innings came against India in 2013, when he scored 134 off 309 balls. However, South Africa fell short of eight runs to achieve the highest ever run chase in test cricket history.
In 2014 he scored three consecutive ODI century missing the fourth consecutive just by four runs which would have been a record.
In 2015 World Cup, he was the second highest run scorer for his team. In 2017, he became captain in all the 3 formats for Proteas.
In 2016-17 tour of Australia, he became the second batsman to score a century as a captain in all the three formats.
He also holds the record for making the second highest individual score for South Africa in ODIs, with a score of 185 runs against Sri Lanka.