Faf du Plessis

Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to series sweep over South Africa

Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to series sweep over South Africa

The 199-run win, which came with more than a day to spare, was due to Sri Lanka`s tireless spin trio of Herath, Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera who together claimed all 20 South African wickets. 

 

Jul 23, 2018, 17:22 PM IST
Faf Du Plessis ‘big fan' of scrapping toss in Test cricket

Faf Du Plessis ‘big fan' of scrapping toss in Test cricket

The merit of the toss has been debated as a need to reduce the home advantage, often resulting in host nations rolling out pitches doctored to favour their players. 

 

Jul 15, 2018, 17:17 PM IST
Faf du Plessis asks ICC if chewing gum is legal or illegal

Faf du Plessis asks ICC if chewing gum is legal or illegal

The South African skipper seek ICC to lay out more clarity on the code of conducts for ball tampering offenders.

Jul 07, 2018, 20:59 PM IST
Dale Steyn returns to Test squad in search of milestone

Dale Steyn returns to Test squad in search of milestone

Fast bowler Dale Steyn has been recalled to South Africa's Test squad for the two-match tour of Sri Lanka next month, providing him with another opportunity to become his country`s most prolific wicket-taker in five-day cricket.

Jun 11, 2018, 15:46 PM IST
IPL 2018 qualifier 1: Faf du Plessis shines as CSK beat SRH to enter seventh final

IPL 2018 qualifier 1: Faf du Plessis shines as CSK beat SRH to enter seventh final

Chasing a modest target of 140, CSK were down in dumps at 92 for 7 before South African skipper Faf du Plessis (67 off 42 balls) engineered a stunning comeback to guide the team to their seventh IPL final.

May 22, 2018, 23:34 PM IST
IPL 2018: MS Dhoni's batting can make life difficult for any captain, says Faf du Plessis

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni's batting can make life difficult for any captain, says Faf du Plessis

Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf Du Plessis has heaped praise on skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his ability to hit any bowler and said such a quality can make life difficult for any rival captain. 

May 01, 2018, 12:41 PM IST
IPL 2018: CSK's Faf du Plessis not yet ready to play as he has a slight strain and a small fracture

IPL 2018: CSK's Faf du Plessis not yet ready to play as he has a slight strain and a small fracture

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is not yet ready to play the IPL as he has a slight side strain and a small fracture in a finger and is expected to be ready for the game in Mohali (on April 15 vs KXIP), CSK batting coach Michael Hussey said on Monday.

Apr 09, 2018, 20:43 PM IST
Johannesburg Test: Faf du Plessis delighted to break long Australia jinx

Johannesburg Test: Faf du Plessis delighted to break long Australia jinx

South Africa exorcised a long-standing hoodoo when they completed a comprehensive 3-1 home Test series victory over Australia on Tuesday, winning the battle on and off the pitch to cement their place as the world's number two side behind India.

Apr 03, 2018, 21:55 PM IST
Johannesburg Test: Morne Morkel keeps South Africa on course for big win over wilting Australia

Johannesburg Test: Morne Morkel keeps South Africa on course for big win over wilting Australia

Tall seamer Morne Morkel took two wickets to restrict struggling Australia to 88 for three at the close on the fourth day of the final Test as South Africa marched towards an emphatic victory on Monday.

Apr 02, 2018, 21:38 PM IST
Australia need a massive 612 to win Johannesburg Test

Australia need a massive 612 to win Johannesburg Test

Captain Faf du Plessis ended his run of low scores with a classy century, but fitness concerns over all three seamers made South Africa bat until tea before declaring on the fourth day of the final Test against Australia on Monday.

Apr 02, 2018, 19:24 PM IST
Watch: Faf du Plessis' reaction provides comic relief amidst ball-tampering row

Watch: Faf du Plessis' reaction provides comic relief amidst ball-tampering row

Amidst all the gloom and the sadness due to the ball-tampering incident involving former Australia skipper Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, there came a moment of comic relief at last. The setting was the Faf du Plessis press conference a day before the fourth Test against Australia. 

Mar 29, 2018, 22:53 PM IST
Watch: Faf du Plessis' funny reaction provides comic relief amidst ball-tampering row

Watch: Faf du Plessis' funny reaction provides comic relief amidst ball-tampering row

Amidst all the gloom and the sadness due to the ball-tampering incident involving former Australia skipper Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, there came a moment of comic relief at last. The setting was the Faf du Plessis press conference a day before the fourth Test against Australia. 

Mar 29, 2018, 22:52 PM IST
South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis shows compassion for Steve Smith, terms 12-month ban harsh

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis shows compassion for Steve Smith, terms 12-month ban harsh

Du Plessis said that although he regarded the bans imposed on Smith, Warner and Bancroft as harsh, he understood the context of the high values Australians expected from their cricket team.

Mar 29, 2018, 17:57 PM IST
South Africa win toss and elect to bat against Australia in third Test

South Africa win toss and elect to bat against Australia in third Test

Visiting captain Steve Smith admitted he would have done likewise, though conditions for batsmen are expected to be at their toughest in the first hour of the morning with swing and seam movement available.

Mar 22, 2018, 14:25 PM IST
South Africa vs Australia: Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith clash over Rabada decision

South Africa vs Australia: Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith clash over Rabada decision

South African captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday hit back at his Australian counterpart Steve Smith's criticism of the decision to overturn a ban on South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.

Mar 21, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
Selection headache for Faf du Plessis ahead of third Test against Australia

Selection headache for Faf du Plessis ahead of third Test against Australia

Du Plessis revealed on Wednesday that all-rounder Chris Morris and seamer Duanne Olivier had been released from the expanded 17-man squad, but that the home side were still mulling over two positions.

Mar 21, 2018, 17:14 PM IST
Mitchell Starc's swing the difference for Aussies: Faf du Plessis

Mitchell Starc's swing the difference for Aussies: Faf du Plessis

Mitchell Starc`s ability to blow away South Africa`s tail was the crucial difference between the teams, South African captain Faf du Plessis said after Australia wrapped up a 118-run win on the fifth day of the first Test on Monday.

Mar 05, 2018, 19:20 PM IST
Mitchell Starc 'swung' the Test in Australia's favour, says South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis

Mitchell Starc 'swung' the Test in Australia's favour, says South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis

Man of the match Starc had match figures of nine for 109, with six of his victims being lower order batsmen.

Mar 05, 2018, 17:01 PM IST
1st Test: Australia's fearsome attack plays on South Africa's mind

1st Test: Australia's fearsome attack plays on South Africa's mind

Some of the world's best fast bowlers will square up when the first Test between South Africa and Australia starts at Kingsmead on Thursday.

Feb 27, 2018, 20:17 PM IST
India look to take advantage of South Africa's injury woes in 2nd ODI

India look to take advantage of South Africa's injury woes in 2nd ODI

A buoyant India will look to cash in on South Africa's injury woes, compounded by the loss of captain Faf du Plessis, when the two sides meet in the second ODI on Sunday.

Feb 03, 2018, 17:58 PM IST

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