Faf Du Plessis retires from test cricket at age of 36—will continue to play T20 and for Chennai Super Kings

Feb 17, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

He will continue to play in T20 and one day international matches including the upcoming world cups

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Faf du Plessis made test debut for South Africa against Australia in Adelaide in 2012-13

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He was given the test captainship in 2016 and he went on to lead the team in 36 tests

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Faf du Plessis had a good start with South Africa winning the first 17 out of the 27 tests under him

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However, since Feb 2019, starting Lanka’s tour of South Africa, the Proteas have lost nine tests

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Faf Du Plessis has 4163 test runs at an avg of 40.02, 10 centuries and 21 fifties

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He has struggled for runs in test recently aside from the 199 against Sri Lanka in Centurion in Dec 2020

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His ODI record is a bit more impressive; 5507 runs at an avg of 47.47, 12 centuries and 35 fifties

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In T20 internationals, he has over 1500 runs from 50 matches with 10 fifties and a century

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He has led the South African Side in the 2014 and 2016 world cups

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Faf Du Plessis became the second South African batsman to score a T20 ton in 2015

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