Faf du Plessis: Future of Proteas?

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September 6, 2014 8:06 pm

South African Captain AB de Villiers says “Faf du Plessis is in form of his life”. With  121 against Zimbabwe he has now registered three centuries in his last four ODI’s . The shining star has simply been unstoppable ever since his maiden hundred against Australia. To add to his list of achievements, he also became the first international player to have played the first 100 international innings across all formats without a duck .

Faf du plessis is in spectacular form at the moment and getting him out will surely be a daunting task for the Australians. Faf du Plessis looks to be in total comfort and things are looking  even more troublesome for the Australians as today’s final will be played on a new pitch. As it is said, a player cannot always be at his best and Aussies must be hoping that today will be the day .

Duplessis has had his fair share of lows and highs. His hardwork paid off when he got selected in the South African squad ahead of the  2011 world cup but could not showcase his talents  because of the early exit of the south african team after being defeated by the kiwis in the quarter final stages of the world cup.

At this stage people thought of him as a one day specialist who lacked the ability to perform in other formats , but with his brilliant run in domestic circuit the man found himself in the squad that would be playing Down Under. Destiny got him a place in the line up, as a replacement for injured Duminy. Du Plessis made 78 in his maiden test innings and played another fantastic knock of 110 not out in the second innings to save the Proteas from facing a defeat. This allowed the South Africans to keep the series level.

Ever since Kallis retired, the squad definitely needed another player to fill his shoes and Duplessis could be the one they were looking for. He has now also become a permanent member of the test squad. It hasn’t been an easy ride for Duplessis so far but he is a man of great potential and has definitely earned his place in the squad. With world cup around the corner,  the South Africans certainly got a force to reckon with.

 

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