Articles about Faf du Plessis

There are not many players like South Africa's Faf Du Plessis in international cricket. He is a player who can build an innings even in the most nerve-wracking situation with his calm and composed nature but at the same time hit the ball over the boundary with brute power and immaculate timing. Du Plessis would have been one of the biggest "what ifs" if the Kolpak deal he signed in 2007 hadn't expired in 2010. Following the expiry of the deal, he became eligible for national team selection. He made his international debut in an ODI against India in 2011. A player with an unbreakable defense and an appetite for long innings, Du Plessis soon made his mettle known in Test cricket as well. His numbers in the world's toughest backyard, Australia, speak for themselves. He was named captain for South Africa's 2016-17 Australia tour, during which he became only the second player after Dilshan to score a century in all three formats of the game as a skipper. Du Plessis became the permanent captain of South Africa in all three formats of the game in 2017 after AB De Villiers stepped down. In 2021, he retired from Test cricket.

RCB hand SRH a fourth successive defeat in IPL 2022

08 May 2022

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RCB hand SRH a fourth successive defeat in IPL 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a fourth successive defeat in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Sunday.

IPL 2022, RCB vs KKR: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

29 Mar 2022

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IPL 2022, RCB vs KKR: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

The sixth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 pits Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday.

3,000 IPL runs for Faf du Plessis: Decoding the numbers

28 Mar 2022

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3,000 IPL runs for Faf du Plessis: Decoding the numbers

On Sunday, Faf du Plessis, who made his captaincy debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab Kings, entertained everyone with a sublime 88-run knock.

IPL 2022, Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore: Records broken

27 Mar 2022

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IPL 2022, Punjab Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore: Records broken

Punjab Kings chased down 206 runs versus Royal Challengers Bangalore in match number three of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season on Sunday.

IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore: Squad, schedule, and stats

20 Mar 2022

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IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore: Squad, schedule, and stats

The 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season will kick off on March 26.

Faf du Plessis appointed RCB's captain: His captaincy stats (T20s)

13 Mar 2022

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Faf du Plessis appointed RCB's captain: His captaincy stats (T20s)

South African star Faf du Plessis has been appointed the captain of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2022 Auction: Decoding the squad of Royal Challengers Bangalore

13 Feb 2022

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IPL 2022 Auction: Decoding the squad of Royal Challengers Bangalore

The three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have assembled a decent squad ahead of the 2022 edition.

Indian Premier League: Best signings of the 2022 mega auction

13 Feb 2022

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Indian Premier League: Best signings of the 2022 mega auction

Ahead of every Indian Premier League auction, sides come up with a strategy to pick the best possible squad in the tournament while making sure that it fits their agenda, interests, and financial constraints.

IPL auction: Faf du Plessis goes to RCB

12 Feb 2022

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IPL auction: Faf du Plessis goes to RCB

Veteran T20 specialist Faf du Plessis saw teams get into a bidding war for him in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Auction on Saturday.

IPL 2021 (second phase): Analysis of Chennai Super Kings

15 Sep 2021

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IPL 2021 (second phase): Analysis of Chennai Super Kings

The second phase of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is set to start from September 19 onwards in the UAE.

Potential openers for CSK who can replace Faf du Plessis

14 Sep 2021

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Potential openers for CSK who can replace Faf du Plessis

In what comes as a huge blow for the Chennai Super Kings, senior opener Faf du Plessis has sustained a groin injury ahead of the second phase of 2021 Indian Premier League.

Abu Dhabi T10: Faf du Plessis to lead Bangla Tigers

28 Aug 2021

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Abu Dhabi T10: Faf du Plessis to lead Bangla Tigers

Former South African captain Faf du Plessis has singed up for the Abu Dhabi T10 league.

IPL: How does Faf du Plessis perform against Mohammed Shami?

16 Apr 2021

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IPL: How does Faf du Plessis perform against Mohammed Shami?

South African batsman Faf du Plessis recorded a rare duck in Chennai Super Kings' opening encounter against Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2021.

Du Plessis misses out on CSA contract, Klaasen replaces him

17 Mar 2021

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Du Plessis misses out on CSA contract, Klaasen replaces him

Former Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has been snubbed from Cricket South Africa's list of contracted men's players.

South Africa's Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket

17 Feb 2021

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket

Former South Africa cricket team captain Faf du Plessis announced his retirement from Test cricket on Wednesday.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Decoding CSK's focus areas for IPL 2021 auction?

23 Jan 2021

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#NewsBytesExplainer: Decoding CSK's focus areas for IPL 2021 auction?

Chennai Super Kings had an unusual season in 2020 as they failed to seal the qualification berth for the first time in IPL history.

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

20 Jan 2021

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IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2021 auctions, the eight teams have named their squads besides releasing several players from the roster.

Kane Williamson dethrones Smith to become number one Test batsman

31 Dec 2020

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Kane Williamson dethrones Smith to become number one Test batsman

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has become the number one batsman in Test cricket.

Quinton de Kock appointed South Africa's Test captain for 2020/21

11 Dec 2020

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Quinton de Kock appointed South Africa's Test captain for 2020/21

Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been appointed as the captain of South Africa's Test team for the impending season (2020/21).

England thrash SA in third T20I: List of records broken

02 Dec 2020

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England thrash SA in third T20I: List of records broken

England completed a clean sweep over South Africa after winning the third T20I by nine wickets.

My game has improved with CSK stint: Sam Curran

29 Nov 2020

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My game has improved with CSK stint: Sam Curran

England all-rounder Sam Curran believes he has gained from his recent stint for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2020.

South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

28 Nov 2020

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South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

England will be aiming to wrap up the three-match T20I series when they face hosts South Africa in the second T20I on Sunday at Boland Park.

England beat South Africa in first T20I: Records broken

28 Nov 2020

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England beat South Africa in first T20I: Records broken

England beat South Africa in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

South Africa vs England, 1st T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

26 Nov 2020

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South Africa vs England, 1st T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more

South Africa and England gear up for the first T20I of the three-match series on Friday.

'Dhoni might not lead CSK in 2021', says Sanjay Bangar

14 Nov 2020

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'Dhoni might not lead CSK in 2021', says Sanjay Bangar

Former Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar believes Mahendra Singh Dhoni could hand over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Faf du Plessis in the impending edition of IPL.

Rabada, Dala named in South Africa's squad for England series

07 Nov 2020

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Rabada, Dala named in South Africa's squad for England series

South Africa have announced a 24-man squad for the upcoming white-ball leg against England.

IPL 2020, CSK finish season with a win: Records broken

01 Nov 2020

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IPL 2020, CSK finish season with a win: Records broken

Yet another dominant display by the top-order helped Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab in their final game of the season.

Lanka Premier League: Irfan Pathan to play for Kandy Tuskers

01 Nov 2020

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Lanka Premier League: Irfan Pathan to play for Kandy Tuskers

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan is set to participate in the impending Lanka Premier League (LPL).

IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

28 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Chennai Super Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 49 of the IPL 2020 season.

IPL 2020, Ruturaj's match-defining knock sails CSK through: Records broken

25 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020, Ruturaj's match-defining knock sails CSK through: Records broken

A terrific knock by youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad guided Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in game number 44 of the IPL 2020.

Sri Lanka set to tour South Africa for two-Test series

25 Oct 2020

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Sri Lanka set to tour South Africa for two-Test series

Sri Lanka will travel to South Africa in December to play a two-match Test series.

Indian Premier League: Decoding Yuzvendra Chahal's performance against CSK

24 Oct 2020

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Indian Premier League: Decoding Yuzvendra Chahal's performance against CSK

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings lock horns in match number 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season in the first encounter on Sunday.

IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK: Preview, Dream11 and stats

24 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020, RCB vs CSK: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings meet each other in match number 44 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

CSK vs MI: Faf du Plessis' IPL numbers against spinners

22 Oct 2020

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CSK vs MI: Faf du Plessis' IPL numbers against spinners

Chennai Super Kings ace Faf du Plessis will be aiming to be amongst the runs when his side takes on Mumbai Indians in match number 41 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season on Friday.

IPL 2020, CSK vs MI: Preview, Dream11 and stats

22 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020, CSK vs MI: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Out of sorts Chennai Super Kings are in a must-win scenario in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL: A look at Faf du Plessis' numbers against RR

18 Oct 2020

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IPL: A look at Faf du Plessis' numbers against RR

Chennai Super Kings talisman Faf du Plessis has been in supreme form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

18 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020, CSK vs RR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals face each other in match number 37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season on Monday.

Dhawan hits first century in IPL as DC overcome CSK

17 Oct 2020

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Dhawan hits first century in IPL as DC overcome CSK

Delhi Capitals earned their seventh victory in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL 2020, DC vs CSK: Preview, Dream11 and stats

16 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020, DC vs CSK: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season toppers Delhi Capitals face a tricky challenge against a desperate Chennai Super Kings outfit in match number 34 on Saturday.

IPL 2020: Tahir will come into picture, says Kasi Viswanathan

14 Oct 2020

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IPL 2020: Tahir will come into picture, says Kasi Viswanathan

Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has revealed that leg-spinner Imran Tahir could soon play his maiden game in the ongoing IPL season.

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