13 July 1984Date of Birth
Faf Du Plessis will also once again don the yellow of Chennai Super Kings colours after they used the Right to Match card for him. KXIP bought him for Rs 1.6 Cr but CSK trumped them by using their RTM card and it is a bargain. While the classy and composed batsman did not get many outings in the RPS squad where he was picked up in the IPL player draft, du Plessis has had consistent performances for CSK wherein he went on to have a very successful debut season scoring 398 runs. He impressed with a half-century on his ODI debut, against India and soon enough, found himself in South Africa’s squad for the 2011 World Cup. With a century on Test debut against Australia, du Plessis has shed the tag of a limited-overs specialist. Although batting remains his area of prowess, du Plessis can come up with a few handy leg-spinners when required. To boot that, he is a livewire in the field, hence, making him a perfect T20 package for any captain.