Faf Du Plessis is 38 years old and at this age the best players are at that stage when they retire from the game or think about retiring and Faf Du Plessis is playing his best Cricket and in that format which is the toughest on the body. The shots which he has played this season and his running between the Wickets has been beautiful to watch.
Faf Du Plessis is the 4th highest run getter for overseas players in the IPL. He has made 4133 runs so far in 130 Matches at an average of 37 and a strike rate of 134 and he has made 33 half centuries in the IPL so far.
Let’s look at his Top 5 Best IPL innings
1) 96 vs Punjab Kings (2019)
This is at the number 1 spot because this is the best innings he played in the IPL according to many fans and he was in the CSK team at this point and he was at his best or so the fans though. In this Innings Faf Du Plessis was bathing in the first innings and he made a brilliant 96 runs and although CSK lost that match it was still his best. He made 96 runs in just 55 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes in the innings meaning a total of 64 runs in boundaries and he had a strike rate of 175 in this incredible innings.
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2) 87* vs Punjab Kings (2020)
It looks like Faf Du Plessis loved batting against Punjab Kings and in this innings he made up for the loss that he had to face in the first knock in this list and he led the CSK batting so well in this chase as he made 87* from just 53 balls and in this innings he hit 11 fours and 1 six meaning 50 runs in boundaries and he had a strike rate of 164 and he showed in this innings that he can hit fours all around the ground. This was a classic innings which had a big impact on his campaign.
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3) 95* vs Kolkata Knight Riders (2021)
This was a big year for Faf Du Plessis and he was the main man in the title winning campaign in 2021 and this was the best innings he played that year. It was against the Kolkata Knight Riders and it was truly one brutal innings. He was not out throughout the innings and he faced 60 balls in this innings and in this knock he hit 9 fours and 4 sixes meaning a total of 60 runs in boundaries alone. He had a strike rate of 160 and CSK won this match by 18 runs.
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4) 96 vs Lucknow Supergiants (2022)
This is the best Innings he has played for the RCB team in the 2 years he has been playing for the team and he was in Imperious form that day and it was a one man show that won the match for the RCB team. RCB were batting first and Faf Du Plessis was opening the innings and he made a truly astonishing 96 runs where all the other Batters were struggling to get any runs. Faf Du Plessis only took 64 balls to make 96 runs and he hit 11 fours and 2 sixes in this innings meaning a total of 56 runs in boundaries and he had a strike rate of 150 in this innings and RCB won this match by 18 runs.
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5) 84 vs Punjab Kings (2023)
In the record breaking season that was the 2023 season for Faf Du Plessis, this was the best knock that he played all season. It came against his favorite IPL opponent which is the Punjab Kings and he hit 84 runs in this innings from 56 balls and in this knock he hit 5 fours and 5 sixes and he is not known to hit so many sixes but this year he hit more than 30 and this innings he hit a total of 50 runs in boundaries. He had a strike rate of 150 and RCB won this match by 24 runs.
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