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Fanie de Villiers      

Full name Petrus Stephanus de Villiers

Born October 13, 1964, Vereeniging, Transvaal

Current age 49 years 193 days

Major teams South Africa, Kent, Northern Transvaal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Relation Nephew - JJ Pienaar

Petrus Stephanus de Villiers
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 18 26 7 359 67* 18.89 991 36.22 0 2 36 5 11 0
ODIs 83 36 15 170 20* 8.09 218 77.98 0 0 13 2 15 0
First-class 102 138 39 1687 67* 17.04 0 4 53 0
List A 173 91 35 519 23* 9.26 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 18 34 4805 2063 85 6/23 10/108 24.27 2.57 56.5 6 5 2
ODIs 83 82 4422 2636 95 4/27 4/27 27.74 3.57 46.5 2 0 0
First-class 102 20498 9553 427 7/80 22.37 2.79 48.0 23 3
List A 173 8765 5462 204 5/30 5/30 26.77 3.73 42.9 5 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1993 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Mar 6-10, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Cape Town, Dec 7, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Nov 8, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1985-1998
List A span 1985-1998
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/34 SA Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
0/15 SA Masters v Eng Masters Bridgetown 4 Dec 2009 Other T20
2/17 SA Masters v WI Masters Bridgetown 2 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/37 SA Masters v SL Masters Bridgetown 28 Nov 2009 Other T20
Profile

Fanie de Villiers straddling the pitch in enthusiastic triumph after dismissing Glenn McGrath to complete South Africa's epic five-run win at Sydney in 1993-94 in only his second Test is one of the indelible images in South Africa's sporting history. It also sums up de Villiers the man - a tireless trier who overcame physical setbacks, language prejudice and the blinkered view that his talents were fit only for limited-overs cricket to become the premier South African swing bowler of the post-apartheid era. Never among the more naturally blessed or technically correct of cricketers, de Villiers evolved into one of the most canny bowlers in the game once his considerable pace began to fade. Always a colourful entertainer on the field, he plunged himself, some would say foot in mouth, into media work after his retirement.
Neil Manthorp

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Dec 20, 2010

Fanie de Villiers at the post-match presentations, South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day, December 20, 2010

Fanie de Villiers at the post-match presentations

© AFP

Nov 10, 1997

South African Players and Officials (from left to right) Goolam Rajah, SK Reddy, Hansie Cronje, Andrew Hudson, Shaun Pollock and Fanie de Villiers celebrate their victory in the Wills Quadrangular Tournament Final, 8th November 1997.

A Jubilant South African Team

© Quality Data Online

Feb 1, 1996

Fanie de Villiers rides a bicycle during the South African team's day out in Pakistan

Fanie de Villiers rides a bicycle in Pakistan

© Getty Images

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