PJ du Plessis

  • D.O.B.: 19/11/1996
  • Player Type: Spin Bowler
  • Availabilty: Yes
  • Nationality: South African
  • Playing Role: Right-handed Lower Order Batsman and Right-arm Leg Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
  • Current teams: Free State (RSA Provincial), Free State Academy, University of the Free State
  • Entry route: Standard Visitor Visa
  • Available: April to September

*****Available for Ireland & Holland Only*****

Petrus Johannes “PJ” du Plessis is a talented right-arm leg spin bowler from South Africa’s Free State. A capable but rarely seen lower order Batsman, his strike weapon is his undoubtedly his tidy leg breaks. Having been in and around the provincial set up during his schooling and teenage years, PJ relocated to Bloemfontein to study at the University of the Free State and represent “Kovsies”, the Varsity’s renowned Cricket side.

Having picked up the art of leg spin as a 9 year old, PJ has done what many aspiring young wrist spinner has failed to do, sticking with it. Able to appreciate that it is the hardest discipline to bowl, PJ has worked continuously to improve and master his craft. A fringe provincial age group player and no glittering schoolboy achievements to speak of, PJ has forced his way into the Kovsies 1st XI and Free State/Knights Academy through pure hard work.

An uncomplicated action, good accuracy and plenty of turn have seen PJ rise to make his senior provincial debut after 2 outstanding seasons in the Free State system, bagging 57 wickets @ 12.32 in the last 18 months for the Academy and University. With Leg Spin not a very common product of South African Cricket, let alone the Free State, he has found a place where game time at the top level is a distinct possibility. In the meantime, PJ will continue to work hard whilst he awaits his opportunities.

Seeking his first placement overseas in 2022, PJ will be a good pick up for a club seeking a promising leg-spinner that should prove he is a better batsman than his stats would suggest when coming abroad next summer.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Free State Academy 2019-20 5* 1 1
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
1 1.00 9 16.66 3-22
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Kovsies 1st XI 2018-19 24 6 17
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
9* 5.40 28 19.82 3-25