VIDEO: du Plooy ready to get going

Leus du Plooy arrives at The Pattonair County Ground on the back of three centuries and two half-centuries in white ball cricket in South Africa. He believes he’s now ready to hit the ground running with Derbyshire.

The 24-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the club and is eligible to play across all forms until the end of 2020 – an experience he is hoping to capitalise on.

Du Plooy said: “I’m really excited. I’ve been fortunate to meet some of the guys already and I’m ready to go.

“I’m in really good hands and I’m still young in the cricketing world. I’ve got a lot to learn and I’m looking forward to learning it here with Derbyshire.

“I just take things game for game and work on the little things.

“It’s always good to come into a team that’s in a winning environment. A winning team is a happy team so I’ll look to contribute where I can and add value.”

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