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Faf du Plessis Biography

Francois "Faf" du Plessis is a South African cricketer who has played several matches at international level for the South African national cricket team. A right-handed all-rounder who bowls leg spin, du Plessis has played South African domestic cricket for Northerns and the Titans, as well as matches for Lancashire, the Chennai Super Kings, and the Melbourne Renegades. du Plessis was given a 6-month contract with Lancashire for the 2008 season starting in April as a Kolpak player after impressing the board with good performances in the local Nottinghamshire leagues for Mansfield Hosiery Mills Cricket Club and in theLancashire League for Todmorden. Following his six month stint with Lancashire, du Plessis signed a new three-year deal with the club. In 2011, he was signed by the 2010 IPL Champions Chennai Super Kings for US$120,000 at the Indian Premier League player auction. He was named one of the five South Africa Cricket Annual's Players Of The Year in 2011. du Plessis had a very successful season with the Chennai Super Kings scoring 398 runs in IPL 2012 Francois made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia at Adelaide in 2012 as the number 6 batsman. . He scored 188 runs in the match and was selected as Man of the match for his resilient performance. On 12th December 2012, he was named captain of the South African T20 team for three matches against New Zealand

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Injured Faf du Plessis ruled out of Bangladesh T20I series
Injured Faf du Plessis ruled out of Bangladesh T20I series
JP Duminy will captain the Proteas side in Faf's absence.
South Africa's Global T20 league could be postponed
South Africa's Global T20 league could be postponed
CSA stands to lose $25 million from the current broadcast deal, which is one half of its cash reserve.
Top 5 South African captains of all time
Top 5 South African captains of all time
Here are five of the greatest skippers to lead South Africa since their re-entry in 1991.
Factbox: South Africa v Bangladesh test series
Factbox: South Africa v Bangladesh test series
All you need to know ahead of the Test series.
Schedule for India's tour to South Africa finalised
Schedule for India's tour to South Africa finalised
After a lot of confusion, the dates have been finalised.
Why return of cricket to Pakistan is a welcome move
Why return of cricket to Pakistan is a welcome move
Pakistan will host the World XI in a three-match T20I series later this month.
World XI visit is much more than a cricket tour: Du Plessis
World XI visit is much more than a cricket tour: Du Plessis
Faf du Plessis would be leading the World XI side for the three T20 game against Pakistan.
Pakistan will soon host full-fledged tours, says Darren Sammy
Pakistan will soon host full-fledged tours, says Darren Sammy
The former West Indies skipper is glad to be a part of this historical moment
Preity Zinta announced as owner of Stellenbosch franchise in T20 Global League
Preity Zinta announced as owner of Stellenbosch franchise in T20 Global League
Faf du Plessis expressed delight at learning about Zinta being his new team owner.
Rabada, Pollock express optimism over Ottis Gibson's appointment
Rabada, Pollock express optimism over Ottis Gibson's appointment
Gibson was appointed the successor of Russell Domingo as the Protea head coach.
DSPORT acquires exclusive India broadcast rights of the ICC World XI tour of Pakistan
DSPORT acquires exclusive India broadcast rights of the ICC World XI tour of Pakistan
The two teams will play will play three day and night T20 matches.
Faf du Plessis ready to take over ODI captaincy from AB de Villiers
Faf du Plessis ready to take over ODI captaincy from AB de Villiers
The 33-year-old du Plessis, who leads the team in Tests and T20Is, admitted that captaincy brings out his best.
World XI squad to face Pakistan announced
World XI squad to face Pakistan announced
The matches will take place in Lahore in September.
Reports: Faf du Plessis to captain World XI side
Reports: Faf du Plessis to captain World XI side
The lineup will reportedly consist of Hashim Amla, James Neesham among others.
Hashim Amla or Faf du Plessis could captain World XI against Pakistan
Hashim Amla or Faf du Plessis could captain World XI against Pakistan
Amla and Du Plessis join a long list of players who are being linked to the ICC World XI side.
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