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Graeme Swann.

'I never thought I would ever see that': Swann on Faf dropping Pollard's catch

UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 12:05 PM IST
  • Pollard was batting on 70 when he gave a catch to one of the best fielders in the game, Faf du Plessis. But the South African, to the surprise of many, dropped the catch and as it turned out, the match also.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis added 115 runs for the opening wicket. (IPL/Twitter)
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis added 115 runs for the opening wicket. (IPL/Twitter)

Du Plessis makes my job easier, says CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:49 PM IST
Du Plessis makes my job easier, says CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis (R), Sam Curran (L) gets awarded for their performances in IPL 2020(HT Collage)
Faf du Plessis (R), Sam Curran (L) gets awarded for their performances in IPL 2020(HT Collage)

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni felicitates CSK’s ‘Super Lions’ from last season

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 05:41 PM IST
The CSK took to Instagram and shared the pictures of Du Plessis and Curran receiving their respective awards from captain MS Dhoni. The post referred to them as the ‘Super Lions’.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis (AP)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis (AP)

Du Plessis says bubble life is not sustainable for players

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 11:23 PM IST
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, cricketers have to adhere to strict procedures for an international series. In countries like Pakistan, international games are being played in empty stadiums and players' movement confined to just their hotel and stadiums.
File photo of South African batsman Faf du Plessis(AP)
File photo of South African batsman Faf du Plessis(AP)

Du Plessis preparing for unexpected test series in Pakistan

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:30 PM IST
Faf du Plessis is expected to form the nucleus of the Proteas batting in the upcoming two-test series which will be first for South Africa in Pakistan in over 13 years.
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock.(Getty Images)
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock.(Getty Images)

South Africa need right blend of youth and experience, says De Kock

Pretoria | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 08:03 PM IST
The triumph was also set up by a superb 199 from former captain Faf du Plessis, the most experienced member of the squad.
Faf du Plessis leads the players off the ground after South Africa completed a fine win.(Getty Images)
Faf du Plessis leads the players off the ground after South Africa completed a fine win.(Getty Images)

1st Test: South Africa win big over stricken Sri Lanka

Pretoria | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:27 PM IST
Four of the five Sri Lankans to get hurt during the Test still came out to bat on the fourth day in a vain effort to save the match, but it didn’t matter.
Faf du Plessis is congratulated by Sri Lanka’s cricketers as he is dismissed for 199.(Getty Images)
Faf du Plessis is congratulated by Sri Lanka’s cricketers as he is dismissed for 199.(Getty Images)

Du Plessis makes 199 as South Africa take command against Sri Lanka

Pretoria | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Faf du Plessis made a career-best 199 as South Africa prospered in the first Test against injury-hit Sri Lanka with a massive first-innings score of 621 and a lead of 160.
South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.(AFP)
South Africa's Faf du Plessis celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the third day of the first Test cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at SuperSport Park in Centurion.(AFP)

Du Plessis century puts South Africa ahead, Sri Lanka toils

Centurion | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Du Plessis was aided by Temba Bavuma, who made 71 in the pair’s partnership of 179. South Africa began the day on 317-4 but surged ahead in the morning session with du Plessis and Bavuma in charge.
Virat Kohli and Babar Azam
Virat Kohli and Babar Azam

‘He surprised with his T20 cricket’: Faf du Plessis weighs in on Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam debate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 09:24 PM IST
South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis had his say on the Virat Kohli and Babar Azam debate saying that he does find a similarity between the India and Pakistan skippers.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni walks back to the pavilion after getting dismissed during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni walks back to the pavilion after getting dismissed during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi.(PTI)

‘Dhoni may not be the captain next year’: Former India batting coach predicts future skipper of CSK

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 05:30 PM IST
He had already announced his retirement from international before the tournament and fans expected that Dhoni could do the same after the 13th season of the IPL.
Faf du Plessis in action for CSK in IPL 2020.(PTI)
Faf du Plessis in action for CSK in IPL 2020.(PTI)

Faf du Plessis to play in PSL for Peshawar Zalmi

Karachi | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Du Plessis will be making his PSL debut and represent Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 tournament. He last visited the country in 2017 and led the ICC World XI in a three-match Twenty20 series in Lahore.
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni(ICC/Twitter)
CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni(ICC/Twitter)

IPL 2020: ‘Why should Dhoni play IPL 2021?’ Explains Faf du Plessis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 08:48 PM IST
IPL 2020: Faf du Plessis stated that whenever you talk about CSK, MS Dhoni comes to your mind. He also believes that the IPL need the CSK skipper to play.
Sharjah: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Faf du Plessis plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match(PTI)
Sharjah: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Faf du Plessis plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket match(PTI)

IPL2020: ‘He looks like a young Virat Kohli, doesn’t he’ - Faf du Plessis’ unbelievable compliment for India batsman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 11:31 AM IST
Comparing Ruturaj Gaikwad to a young Virat Kohli, CSK batsman Faf Du Plessis who scored 48 to finish IPL 2020 as CSK’s top run-scorer with 449 runs in 14 matches, said Gaikwad’s ability to shine under pressure stands out.
CSK Skipper MS Dhoni with DC's Shreyas Iyer before the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.(PTI)
CSK Skipper MS Dhoni with DC's Shreyas Iyer before the Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL T20) cricket match between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at MAC Stadium in Chennai.(PTI)

IPL 2020, DC vs CSK Preview: Delhi’s bowlers pose threat to CSK’s comeback attempt

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 06:35 PM IST
IPL 2020, DC vs CSK: Ashwin and Axar will play a key role on a slow and sticky Sharjah track against a CSK middle order that has struggled throughout the tournament.
IPL 2020: Krunal Pandya and Faf du Plessis sport their new looks.(Instagram Screengrabs)
IPL 2020: Krunal Pandya and Faf du Plessis sport their new looks.(Instagram Screengrabs)

IPL 2020: Krunal Pandya, Faf du Plessis join Dinesh Karthik, Kieron Pollard in taking ‘Break The Beard’ challenge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:50 PM IST
IPL 2020: Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya along with Chennai Super Kings star Faf du Plessis took the famous ‘Break The Beard’ challenge.
IPL 2020: Ravindra Jadeja takes a brilliant catch against KKR(Screengrab)
IPL 2020: Ravindra Jadeja takes a brilliant catch against KKR(Screengrab)

IPL 2020: Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis pull off one of the best tag-team catches of Indian Premier League to dismiss Sunil Narine - WATCH VIDEO

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 09:06 PM IST
IPL 2020: CSKs’ Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis took one of the best tag-team catches of Indian Premier League to dismiss Sunil Narine against Kolkat Knight Riders
File image of MS Dhoni with Stephen Fleming.(IPL/Twitter)
File image of MS Dhoni with Stephen Fleming.(IPL/Twitter)

IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP: ‘Maybe he should be at no. 1’ - Stephen Fleming’s cheeky response on MS Dhoni’s batting position

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 06:26 PM IST
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings picked up a 10 wicket-win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
A group of people marching from Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to Jantar Mantar with a banner demanding justice for Sushant Singh Rajput, in New Delhi (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A group of people marching from Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport to Jantar Mantar with a banner demanding justice for Sushant Singh Rajput, in New Delhi (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Shiv Sena reacts to AIIMS report in Sushant Singh Rajput case and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:59 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Chennai Super Kings players Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis celebrate after defeating Kings XI Punjab during IPL 2020.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings players Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis celebrate after defeating Kings XI Punjab during IPL 2020.(PTI)

IPL 2020, CSK vs SRH: Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis etch their name in elite IPL list with 181-run stand

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:13 PM IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs KXIP: Both the batsmen then conjured up commanding unbeaten half-centuries as Chennai Super Kings demolished KXIP by 10 wickets. Watson scored 83 runs while du Plessis hit 87 as CSK rose up to sixth in the IPL points table.
Chennai Super Kings players Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson during IPL 2020 cricket match against Kings XI Punjab, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.(PTI)
Chennai Super Kings players Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson during IPL 2020 cricket match against Kings XI Punjab, at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.(PTI)

IPL 2020: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis fire, CSK bounce back with 10-wicket win against KXIP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 11:31 PM IST
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets to bring their Indian Premier League campaign back on track. Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson slammed unbeaten half-centuries after CSK restricted KXIP to 178/4.
CSK player Ambati Rayudu plays a shot during the first cricket match of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians.(PTI)
CSK player Ambati Rayudu plays a shot during the first cricket match of IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians.(PTI)

IPL 2020, CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni reveals Ambati Rayudu’s comeback date

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 09:51 AM IST
IPL 2020, CSK vs DC: Chennai Super Kings won the first game due to the heroics of Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis. But Rayudu has missed the last two matches with an injury and his absence has clearly been felt by the team.
IPL 2020 DC vs CSK: Faf du Plessis in action(PTI Image)
IPL 2020 DC vs CSK: Faf du Plessis in action(PTI Image)

IPL 2020: Faf du Plessis fourth-fastest foreign player to score 2000 runs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 12:09 AM IST
IPL 2020: Faf du Plessis of Chennai Super Kings became the fourth-fastest foreign player to score 2000 runs in the IPL in terms of innings.
Faf du Plessis launches one of his seven sixes.(IPL Image)
Faf du Plessis launches one of his seven sixes.(IPL Image)

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings hit joint-most sixes in an IPL match

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:52 AM IST
IPL 2020: On Tuesday night, Rajasthan Royal and Chennai Super Kings combined to hit 33 sixes, the most in a match. Two years ago, a contest between CSK and RCB had produced the same number of sixes
Steve Smith and Sanju Samson.(Rajasthan Royals/Twitter)
Steve Smith and Sanju Samson.(Rajasthan Royals/Twitter)

IPL 2020 Points table and updated Orange Cap and Purple Cap list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 06:16 AM IST
IPL 2020 Points Table: A look at the points table of Indian Premier League, and the updated Orange Cap and Purple Cap list after Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings match.
CSK and Mumbai Indians players after the first cricket match of IPL 2020, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.(PTI)
CSK and Mumbai Indians players after the first cricket match of IPL 2020, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.(PTI)

IPL 2020, MI vs CSK: A Statistical analysis of the season-opener

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 12:15 PM IST
IPL 2020: MI set a target of 163 runs for CSK to chase on Saturday. Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis hit fifties as they guided CSK to victory in Abu Dhabi.
Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu against MI(Twitter/CSK)
Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu against MI(Twitter/CSK)

IPL 2020, CSK vs MI: CSK take all setbacks in their stride, ease to victory

New Delhi | By Somshuvra Laha
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Ambati Rayudu (71 off 48 balls) blazed his way and Faf du Plessis (55 not out off 44 balls) more than made up for Suresh Raina’s absence at No. 3 with, helping CSK chase down a tricky 163-run target in 19.2 overs overs and with five wickets to spare.
Faf du Plessis with Ambati Rayudu.(IPL)
Faf du Plessis with Ambati Rayudu.(IPL)

IPL 2020: None of our batsmen carried on like du Plessis, Rayudu did for CSK, says Rohit Sharma

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 11:51 PM IST
IPL 2020: Speaking after the loss at the post-match presentation ceremony, Rohit Sharma said, “None of our batsmen carried on for us, like du Plessis and Rayudu did for CSK. I think we were 85 in the first 10 overs. Credit to the CSK bowlers, they bowled well at the end to pull things back.
AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis go way back.(Getty Images)
AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis go way back.(Getty Images)

Why Faf du Plessis didn’t convince AB de Villiers to return after retirement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:16 PM IST
When AB de Villiers decided to end his international career, Faf du Plessis never forced him not to, even though he was tempted to do so.
Cricket South Africa.
Cricket South Africa.

2 South Africa cricket players test positive for COVID-19

CAPE TOWN, South Africa | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 03:00 PM IST
The positive tests came at a team culture camp that involved more than 30 of the country’s top players. Former captain Faf du Plessis is not at the camp because of the birth of his second child.
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