Faf du Plessis

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Faf du Plessis
Personal information
Born (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 39)
Pretoria, South Africa
Nicknamedu Plessis
BowlingRight-arm leg break

Francois du Plessis commonly known as Faf du Plessis (born 13 July 1984) is a South African professional cricketer and former captain of the South Africa national cricket team. He was the South African Cricketer of the Year in the year 2019.[1] Du Plessis is ranked among the top 10 batsmen of all-time with the highest batting averages in Cricket World Cup having played 20 or more matches and is averaging 57.87 in world cup games.[2]

At the end of Pakistan series in February 2021, du Plessis announced his retirement from Test cricket in order to focus on the upcoming limited overs World Cups.[3] Since his retirement from Test cricket, he was not picked for any of the series including the 2021 and 2022 T20 World Cups despite stunning (extremely impressive) form in leagues across the world.[4] He played a big role in CSK's 2021 IPL victory.[5]

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  1. "Du Plessis named South African Cricketer of the Year". www.icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 2023-09-21.
  2. "Best Batting Average in ODI WorldCup". Data Trailerss. 24 August 2023.
  3. "Faf du Plessis announces Test retirement". Cricbuzz. 2021-02-17. Retrieved 2023-09-21.
  4. "Door still open for Faf du Plessis to make South Africa T20I comeback". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2023-09-21.
  5. "One last time? Faf du Plessis leads Dad's Army to IPL glory". ESPNcricinfo. 2021-10-16. Retrieved 2023-09-21.

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