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Francois Du Plessis

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Full Name: Francois Du Plessis
Born: July 13 1984 , Pretoria, South Africa
County: Lancashire
Other teams: South Africa U19, Titans
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-break


A fluent, aggressive batsman and leg-spin bowler, Du Plessis first came to prominence in 2003 when he scored 177 for South Africa Under-19s against England Under-19s. He arrived at Old Trafford in 2008 on a Kolpal deal, and brought with him glowing reviews from his homeland. However, his best performances in Lancashire colours have been reserved for one-day and Twenty20 cricket, the finest of which was an unbeaten 113 not out off 75 balls in the Friends Provident Trophy win over Essex at Old Trafford in May 2009. Du Plessis is more than a part-time bowler - his flat trajectory is better...

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