Updated: February 17, 2020 11:26:39 pm
“Faf du Plessis’s record as player and captain speaks for itself,” stated Cricket South Africa’s performing CEO, Dr Jacques Faul, whereas saying the previous’s retirement on Monday. “He has maintained the high standards he set for himself,” Faul remarked.
du Plessis stepped down as South Africa’s Test and T20I captain however the cricketer maintained that he needs to proceed his providers for the Proteas each as a batsman and a senior member.
du Plessis leaves behind a long-lasting influence as a skipper main the Proteas to better heights within the cricketing world. Here are few of his fascinating stats as a captain of the rainbow nation-
#Du Plessis was appointed as South Africa’s full-time T20I captain in February 2013 and it was below his management the Proteas went to guide the last-four spot within the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2014.
#Three years later in 2016, he took the helm within the longer format of the sport and within the following 12 months he was additionally named because the ODI captain.
#Du Plessis kicked-off his Test captaincy with a consecutive collection win in New Zealand, one in Australia and a 3-Zero whitewash over Sri Lanka at dwelling throughout the 2016/17 season.
#In the 50-over format, Du Plessis received 17 of his first 20 video games, which collection sweeps towards Australia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka at dwelling, and an away 2-1 win towards Australia.
#Du Plessis is also the primary participant to attain a century in an innings of a day/night time Test as captain. In the identical contest, the right-handed batsman set the record for declaration of the bottom ever complete ever as an unbeaten captain, the place he remained unbeaten on 118 in South Africa’s first innings rating of 259/9 dec.
# He can also be the second cricketer to finish a century as a captain in all of the three codecs of the sport and the primary South African cricketer to perform the feat.
# Overall, he led in 36 Tests, 39 ODIs and 40 T20Is, of which South Africa received 18, 28 and 25 respectively.
# However, a historic Test collection defeat towards Sri Lanka at dwelling final 12 months, which was adopted by an early exit within the World Cup led to the downfall of the 35-year-old.
# Did you already know that Faf du Plessis has additionally picked up two ODI wickets as a skipper in 143 ODI video games?
#Du Plessis’s win-loss ratio as a captain is as follows-
W-L: 1.2 in Tests.(Won 18, Lost 15 matches out of 36)
W-L: 2.eight in ODIs. (Won 28, Lost 10 matches out of 39)
W-L: 1.eight in T20I. (Won 23, Lost 13 matches out of 37)
# Faf du Plessis toss record in away Tests:-
First seven Tests: seven tosses received (Won 4; Lost 1; Draw 2)
Last seven* Tests: seven tosses misplaced (Won 0; Lost 6)
# Faf’s ODI captaincy record comparability (wins & win %):-
Faf du Plessis- 28/39 (71.79%)
Hansie Cronje- 99/138 (71.74%)
Shaun Pollock- 59/92 (64.13%)
Graeme Smith- 92/149 (61.74%)
AB de Villiers– 59/103 (57.28%)
Kepler Wessels- 20/52 (38.46%)
Teams Played for: South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Melbourne Renegades, Titans, Rising Pune Supergiant, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, World XI, Stellenbosch Kings, Paarl Rocks, Edmonton Royals, Belfast Titans, Kent
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