AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 347 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Delhi Daredevils, Northerns, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Titans

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 98 162 16 7606 278* 52.09 13989 54.37 21 36 873 53 184 4
ODIs 179 172 29 7459 149 52.16 7677 97.16 19 43 670 139 150 5
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 124 207 21 9493 278* 51.03 16906 56.15 24 50 235 5
List A 211 203 32 8796 149 51.43 22 52 176 5
Twenty20 164 151 31 3595 105* 29.95 2640 136.17 1 21 282 137 115 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 98 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 179 4 96 105 3 2/28 2/28 35.00 6.56 32.0 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 124 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 211 96 105 3 2/28 2/28 35.00 6.56 32.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 164 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Jan 25, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Western Province at Centurion, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Jan 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore, May 24, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
19 South Africa v West Indies Port Elizabeth 25 Jan 2015 ODI # 3591
3c/1s South Africa v West Indies East London 21 Jan 2015 ODI # 3587
149, 0c/0s South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 ODI # 3583
81, 4c/1s South Africa v West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3579
0c/1s, 148, 2c/0s South Africa v West Indies Cape Town 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
10, 1c/0s South Africa v West Indies Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2153
152 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
91 South Africa v Australia Melbourne 21 Nov 2014 ODI # 3549
1/42, 52 South Africa v Australia Canberra 19 Nov 2014 ODI # 3548
48 South Africa v Australia Perth 16 Nov 2014 ODI # 3546
Profile

A batsman of breathtaking chutzpah and enterprise, as well as the skills and the temperament required to back up his creative intent. A fielder able to leap tall buildings and still come up with the catch. A wicketkeeper who is perfectly at ease donning pads and gloves. A fine rugby player, golfer, and tennis player. All AB de Villiers needs to show off his abundant gifts is a ball. Just about any ball.

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Timeline
    • December 17, 2004
      An ordinary start
      • Makes his Test debut at the age of 20 against England in the first Test in Port Elizabeth. Opens the innings and manages 28 and 14, as South Africa lose by seven wickets.
    • December 26, 2004
      Keeping the faith
      • Dons the wicketkeeping gloves in only his second Test, and delivers in the second innings with bat and gloves - he scores 52, and takes four catches, making it five for the match.
    • January 25, 2005
      A hundred soon after
      • Three Tests later, he posts his maiden century. He scores 109 off 169 balls in the second innings, including 11 fours and a six, as the match in Centurion peters out to a draw.
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Jan 25, 2015

AB de Villiers dropped Andre Russell at slip on 40, South Africa v West Indies, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, January 25, 2015

AB de Villiers dropped Andre Russell at slip on 40

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Jan 25, 2015

AB de Villiers was caught behind for 19, South Africa v West Indies, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, January 25, 2015

AB de Villiers was caught behind for 19

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Jan 18, 2015

AB de Villiers raises his arms after a stunning 31-ball hundred, South Africa v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Johannesburg, January 18, 2015

AB de Villiers raises his arms after a stunning 31-ball hundred

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Notes

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010, 2014

Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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