Francois du Plessis

Francois Du Plessis

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Francois 'Faf' du Plessis (born 13 July 1984 in Pretoria) is a right-handed batsman who plays One Day International cricket for South Africa and is a former under 19 representative.

He was given a 6 month contract with Lancashire for the 2008 season starting in April as a Kolpak player after impressing the board with good performances in the local Nottinghamshire leagues for Mansfield Hosiery Mills Cricket Club and Lancashire cricket league for Todmorden cricket club. Du Plessis started his Lancashire account by scoring 55 against Durham UCCE before being dismissed by opening bowler Foster. Following his six month stint with Lancashire, du Plessis signed a new three-year deal with the club. Lancashire coach Mike Watkinson praised du Plessis' fielding, saying "if there's a better fielder in county cricket I've not seen him this season". In March 2010, it was announced that du Plessis would no longer be allowed to play for Lancashire as a Kolpak player after changes to the Kolpak rules. Peter Moores, who took over as the club's coach at the start of the 2009 season, rued the loss and said "Not only is Faf a very talented cricketer, but during his two years at Lancashire was lauded by everyone in English cricket for his fielding brilliance. His positive energy and enthusiastic approach to the job at hand will be sorely missed and I speak on behalf of...
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