AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 255 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 95 159 16 7296 278* 51.02 13535 53.90 19 36 840 50 177 3
ODIs 171 165 29 6939 146 51.02 7275 95.38 18 39 628 121 140 3
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 121 204 21 9183 278* 50.18 16452 55.81 22 50 228 4
List A 203 196 32 8276 146 50.46 21 48 166 3
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 95 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 171 3 60 63 2 2/28 2/28 31.50 6.30 30.0 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 121 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 203 60 63 2 2/28 2/28 31.50 6.30 30.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 164 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Oct 27, 2014 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 Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Oct 27, 2014 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
33* South Africa v New Zealand Hamilton 27 Oct 2014 ODI # 3538
37, 2/28 South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 24 Oct 2014 ODI # 3537
89* South Africa v New Zealand Mount Maunganui 21 Oct 2014 ODI # 3536
57* South Africa v Australia Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
16, 0/13 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Sep 2014 ODI # 3524
6 South Africa v Australia Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
136* South Africa v Australia Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
1 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
21 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
7 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Aug 2014 Test # 2135
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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Oct 27, 2014

AB de Villiers was hurried by a short ball, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hamilton, October 27, 2014

AB de Villiers was hurried by a short ball

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Oct 27, 2014

AB de Villiers cuts behind point, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hamilton, October 27, 2014

AB de Villiers cuts behind point

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Oct 24, 2014

AB de Villiers is all smiles after dismissing Tom Latham, New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui, October 24, 2014

AB de Villiers is all smiles after dismissing Tom Latham

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Notes

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2010

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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