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Cricket World Player of the Week - Faf du Plessis

 

Despite Chennai Super Kings not being at their best in this last week of IPL 2020, Faf du Plessis has scores of 58*, 72, 43, 22 and 87* in the past five matches.

CSK may have managed to win just two out of their five matches but that has not deterred Faf du Plessis from doing his thing. The CSK opener has continued to put in a shift for the franchise and has been very consistent.

In fact, in the two games that he has remained unbeaten - the first match and the last match - are the only two times that Chennai have been successful in registering a victory.

du Plessis' third half-century in five matches in IPL 2020 became even sweeter as he combined for an unbeaten 181-run partnership for CSK - the highest in the franchise's history - to take them to a perfect 10-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab.

Faf scored 87 not out off just 53 balls with 11 fours and 1 six, batting at a strike rate of close to 165. du Plessis even outscored his opening partner Shane Watson which is not a mean feat in itself.

For CSK to turn the tide and do well in the 13th edition of the IPL, they would need consistent runs from Faf. If the remaining tournament can be anything like the past week for the former Proteas skipper, it is party time for Chennai.

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