Cricket World Player of the Week - Faf du Plessis
Former South African captain Faf du Plessis has had a rather tumultuous week after not finding a place in the country's T20 World Cup squad. However, he has allowed the bat to do the talking.
Not being picked in South Africa's 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman must have been a heartbreak for Faf du Plessis. The batsman though has continued to contribute for his franchise St Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League.
After suffering a serious collision during the Pakistan Super League, du Plessis missed out The Hundred due to prolonged concussion symptoms. After a slow start at the CPL, he has caught up and is making it count.
It has been due to du Plessis' efforts among others that St Lucia Kings ended up at the 4th spot in the Caribbean Premier League 2021 points table with 5 wins and 5 losses from their 10 matches of the league to book a place in the semis.
Alongside Roston Chase who is the top run-scorer for St Lucia Kings with 367 runs at a strike rate of 147, du Plessis has been their leading run-getter with 277 runs at a strike rate of 143.
While his international career appears to be all but over, he has enough cricket left in him to play in top-class leagues over the next five years.
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