CLT20 2013 Statistics
Batting and Fielding
|Birth Date||13 July 1984|
Drafted into the CSK squad ahead of the 2011 season, Francois du Plessis had to wait an entire season to play his first game. When he finally got his chance in IPL 2012, he made it count without any delay with some solid performances opening the batting. The South Africa impressed with a half-century on his ODI debut, against India and soon enough, found himself in South Africa’s squad for the 2011 World Cup. With a century on Test debut against Australia, du Plessis has shed the tag of a limited-overs specialist. Although batting remains his area of prowess, du Plessis can come up with a few handy leg-spinners when required. To boot that, he is a livewire in the field, hence, making him a perfect T20 package for any captain.
Besides entertaining with his cricket, Faf has featured in the music video for the song "MaakJou Drome Waar", a duet by AB de Villiers and Ampie du Preez.