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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 312 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 96 160 16 7448 278* 51.72 13770 54.08 20 36 856 52 181 3
ODIs 175 169 29 7210 146 51.50 7514 95.95 18 42 652 123 142 3
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 122 205 21 9335 278* 50.73 16687 55.94 23 50 232 4
List A 207 200 32 8547 146 50.87 21 51 168 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 96 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 175 4 96 105 3 2/28 2/28 35.00 6.56 32.0 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 122 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 207 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 Centurion, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Nov 21, 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 South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Dec 17-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Nov 21, 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
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
80 South Africa v Australia Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
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
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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Dec 18, 2014

AB de Villiers drove to backward point, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day, December 18, 2014

AB de Villiers drove to backward point

© Gallo Images

Dec 17, 2014

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla embrace, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day, December 17, 2014

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla embrace

© Associated Press

Dec 17, 2014

AB de Villiers reached hundred No. 20, South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day, December 17, 2014

AB de Villiers reached hundred No. 20

© AFP

Notes

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010, 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
Dolphins v Titans at Durban
Dec 27-30, 2014 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 02:00 EST | 01:00 CST | 23:00 PST)
Cape Cobras v Knights at Paarl
Dec 27-30, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST)
3rd Test: South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town
Jan 2-6, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
SAf Invit XI v Eng Lions at Soweto
Jan 5-7, 2015 (10:30 local | 08:30 GMT | 03:30 EST | 02:30 CST | 00:30 PST)
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