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Francois "Faf" du Plessis (/ˈduːplɛˌsi/ doo-ple-see; born 13 July 1984) is a South African cricketer who has played several matches at international level for the South African national cricket team. A right-handed middle order batsman who also bowls part-time leg spin, du Plessis has played South African domestic cricket for Northerns and the Titans, as well as matches for Lancashire, the Chennai Super Kings, and the Melbourne Renegades. Making his Test debut in November 2012, he became the fourth South African to score a Test century on debut. Du Plessis was subsequently also named T20 captain of South Africa for the following Twenty20 series against New Zealand and confirmed full-time skipper in Feb 2013.