Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis stands down as South Africa's T20I, Test captain

Du Plessis' decision to step down from the position came after South Africa slumped to defeats in both Test and T20I series against England recently. 

Feb 17, 2020, 14:06 PM IST

Virat Kohli set to break Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kane Williamson and Faf du Plessis' record of most T20I runs as captain

Records are meant to be broken and India cricket team captain Virat Kohli has made a habit os getting into the record books at regular intervals. Virat Kohli, the lynchpin of Indian batting, is all set to break his predecessor and former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of most runs as a captain in T20 Internationals. Currently, the highest run-scorers list of captains in T20I is led by Dhoni followed by current New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and South Africa's Faf du Plessis.

Jan 28, 2020, 18:33 PM IST

4th Test, Day 2: Mark Wood stars as England take upper hand against South Africa

Pacer Mark Wood dominated Day 2 of the fourth Test between England and South Africa at the Wanderers here on Saturday.

Jan 26, 2020, 10:34 AM IST

Quinton De Kock named new captain of South Africa ODI squad

Quinton de Kock has been named as the new captain of the South Africa One-Day International side, taking over from Faf du Plessis, who is dropped altogether from the three-match series against England next month.

Jan 22, 2020, 18:25 PM IST

India consolidate top position in ICC World Test Championship

The top two teams at the end of the World Test Championship will play the final in the UK in June 2021 with the winners crowned the World Test Champions.

Oct 22, 2019, 18:15 PM IST

Need to get a lot stronger as a team mentally: Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis also said the tour exposed the lack of planning as Cricket South Africa didn't think of the future after greats like Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers retired.

Oct 22, 2019, 17:49 PM IST

3rd Test Day 1: India reach 224/3 before bad light forces early stumps

India won the toss and opted to bat first in the inconsequential third and final Test of the three-match series against South Africa at JSCA International Stadium Complex on Saturday. 

Oct 19, 2019, 09:02 AM IST

One-year countdown for ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 begins

Tickets for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia next year go on sale to the general public on Friday, to coincide with exactly one year to go until the first ball of the men’s event is bowled on October 18, 2020.

Oct 18, 2019, 17:44 PM IST

Virat Kohli and company were too good for us: Faf du Plessis

After a poor outing in the first Test in Visakhapatnam, South Africa once again found themselves in the receiving end as India crushed the visitors by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test here on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Oct 13, 2019, 18:22 PM IST

Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian captain to enforce follow-on against South Africa in Tests

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday became the first captain to enforce a follow-on on South Africa in the longest format of the game since 2008. 

Oct 13, 2019, 12:09 PM IST

Pune Test: India bundle out South Africa for 275 before stumps on Day 3

South Africa managed to score 275 runs in their first innings on day three of the second Test match before India bundled out the visitors at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Saturday.

Oct 12, 2019, 17:48 PM IST

Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara's 2nd innings stand took the match away: Faf du Plessis

South Africa ended up losing the first Test against India at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam by a heavy margin of 203 runs.

Oct 06, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

Faf du Plessis misses connecting flight to India from Dubai

South Africa will play the three-match Test series which is a part of the ICC World Test Championship after the conclusion of ongoing T20I series against India. 

Sep 21, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

Faf du Plessis extends Kent stay to prepare for India Tests

Du Plessis is all set to lead South Africa in the three-match Test series against Virat Kohli-led side, beginning October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

Sep 14, 2019, 13:26 PM IST

Faf du Plessis dubs Hashim Amla 'father figure' of South Africa team

Amla is the only South African to have scored a triple century in the Test format.

Aug 09, 2019, 18:03 PM IST

Faf du Plessis bags 'South African Cricket of the Year' award

Besides this, de Villiers has also bagged the 'ODI Cricketer of the Year' as well as 'SA Players' Player of the Year' awards.

Aug 04, 2019, 17:29 PM IST

England could bring World Cup 2019 high into Ashes, says Ricky Ponting

England knocked Australia out of the semi-finals with an emphatic eight-wicket win and another over New Zealand in Sunday`s final will see the hosts head into next month`s five-test Ashes series with significant momentum.

Jul 13, 2019, 16:06 PM IST

Eoin Morgan’s England in a special class, says Steve Waugh

Either England or New Zealand will make history on Sunday as first-time winners of the game’s ultimate prize.

Jul 13, 2019, 15:58 PM IST

AB de Villiers defends offer to play for South Africa at World Cup

South Africa endured a miserable tournament, exiting with only three wins from their nine pool matches.

Jul 12, 2019, 17:42 PM IST

Faf du Plessis: Man of the Match in Australia vs South Africa ICC World Cup clash

 Du Plessis's knock which marked his 12th ODI ton helped the Proteas register their third win in the tournament, providing some solace following a poor campaign by their standards. 

Jul 07, 2019, 02:05 AM IST