South African veteran batsman who captained the International South African side in all three formats of game steps down from the captaincy. Faf du Plessis recently steps down as the Test and T-20 Captaincy of the South African side but also he shows his desire to continue playing for South Africa in the future. He represents the South African national side since 2011 and never looks back. Let’s take a look at Facts, figures, and Stat of this great South African asset.
Faf du Plessis’s First Class Stats
Francois du Plessis played 146 First-Class matches in which he scored 8,536 runs with a batting average of 39.15. He scored 52 half-centuries and 17 centuries in his First-Class career. His highest First-Class score is 176. He also bowls so many times in First Class career in which he took 41 wickets. he also took 137 brilliant catches on the field in his brilliant First-Class career.
Faf du Plessis’s ODIs Stats
Francois du Plessis made his One Day International debut against India on the 18th of January 2011. He wears the cap no. 101 for South Africa in ODI Internationals. He Played 143 ODIs for South Africa in which he scored 5,507 runs with a batting average of 47.47. He scored 35 half-centuries and 12 centuries for his team in ODIs. His highest ODI score is 185. He took 81 catches on the field which shows how great athlete and fielder he is. He is a middle-order batsman of South Africa with a rock-solid temperament.
Faf du Plessis’s T-20 Stats
Francois du Plessis made his Twenty-20 International debut against England on the 8th of September 2012. He wears the cap no. 52 for South Africa in T-20 Internationals. He Played 44 T-20s for South Africa in which he scored 1,363 runs with a batting average of 35.86. He scored 8 half-centuries and 1 century for his team in T-20s. His highest T-20 score is 119. He also took 21 catches on the field in T-20s.
Faf du Plessis’s Test Stats
Francois du Plessis made his International Test debut against Australia on the 23rd of November 2012. He wears the cap no. 314 for South Africa in Test matches. He Played 65 Tests for South Africa in which he scored 3,901 runs with a batting average of 39.80. He scored 21 half-centuries and 9 centuries for his team in Tests. His highest Test score is 137. He also took 59 catches on the field in Tests matches.
Faf du Plessis’s Domestic Career
Faf du Plessis played for so many franchises from all over the globe. His Aggressive style batting and rock-solid temperament at the same time made him a demanded player in the league circuit in all over the world. , he played for Northerns, Titans, Lancashire, Chennai Super Kings, Melbourne Renegades, Rising Pune Supergiants, Paarl Rocks, Kent, and the list is on. he started his domestic career from 2004 when he starts to play for Northerns and he is still going on with a great temperament.
Faf du Plessis as a Captain
Francois du Plessis was appointed as the full time South African for T-20s Internationals in February 2013. he took over the Test captaincy from AB de Villiers in 2016. He was appointed as an ODI captain for the South African International side in 2017. He also captained the World XI in 2017 in which they toured to Pakistan. Pakistan won that T-20 series 2-1 in Lahore. His record as a South African captain is brilliant in all 3 formats of the game and in all regions of the World.
Faf Wants to Continue For Proteas
As he Stepped Down From the Test and T-20 Captaincy on the 17th of February 2020.
He wanted to contribute to his team as a Senior Batsman and a Senior player too. He added that he wants to continue playing cricket for South Africa and wants to contribute to his team and his nation as a senior batsman and a senior player too.
Who Will Be The Next?
Recently, after Dropping out Faf du Plessis from the South African side for the England Tour, Quinton de Kock took over the charge as a Captain of the South African side for the T-20s. But when Faf du Plessis Step down from ODIs Captaincy, now South African Cricket Board named Quinton de Kock as a new ODI captain of South African International side.
Quinton de Kock About Faf du Plessis
Quinton de Kock said about Faf du Plessis that, “He has a big Role”. De Kock added that after being stepped down from captaincy, Faf du Plessis still has an important role to be performed in the Proteas line-up. Quinton de Kock said on the return of Faf du Plessis in the South African Squad, “It’s great to have him back, he is excited about going forward now.”