AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 194 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 190 182 31 8045 162* 53.27 8113 99.16 20 47 723 161 156 5
T20Is 61 58 9 1097 79* 22.38 874 125.51 0 5 95 31 57 6
First-class 124 207 21 9493 278* 51.03 16906 56.15 24 50 235 5
List A 222 213 34 9382 162* 52.41 23 56 182 5
Twenty20 184 169 34 4198 133* 31.09 3003 139.79 2 23 355 160 128 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 190 9 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
T20Is 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 124 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 222 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 184 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 New Zealand at Durban, Aug 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 16, 2015 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 New Zealand at Durban, Aug 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 16, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
64 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 26 Aug 2015 ODI # 3678
31, 0/11 South Africa v New Zealand Potchefstroom 23 Aug 2015 ODI # 3677
9 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 19 Aug 2015 ODI # 3676
15 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 16 Aug 2015 T20I # 452
33 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 14 Aug 2015 T20I # 451
40 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 7 Jul 2015 T20I # 429
2 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 5 Jul 2015 T20I # 428
25 Sth Africans v BCB XI Fatullah 3 Jul 2015 Other T20
1 RCB v Super Kings Ranchi 22 May 2015 T20
66 RCB v Royals Pune 20 May 2015 T20
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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Aug 26, 2015

AB de Villiers struck a fifty and became the fastest player to 8000 ODI runs, South Africa v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Durban, August 26, 2015

AB de Villiers struck a fifty and became the fastest player to 8000 ODI runs

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Aug 19, 2015

AB de Villiers flips the coin to start the series, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Centurion, August 19, 2015

AB de Villiers flips the coin to start the series

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Aug 16, 2015

AB de Villiers plays the slog sweep, South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd T20I, Centurion, August 16, 2015

AB de Villiers plays the slog sweep

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Notes

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010, 2014

Tournament Results
Australia v New Zealand at Centurion - Oct 5, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Oct 3, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Centurion - Oct 2, 2009
Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)
India v West Indies at Johannesburg - Sep 30, 2009
India won by 7 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Centurion - Sep 30, 2009
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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