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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 101 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 187 179 31 7941 162* 53.65 8011 99.12 20 46 713 160 156 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 219 210 34 9278 162* 52.71 23 55 182 5
Twenty20 180 165 34 4108 133* 31.35 2933 140.06 2 23 342 159 123 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 187 8 180 191 7 2/15 2/15 27.28 6.36 25.7 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 124 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 219 180 191 7 2/15 2/15 27.28 6.36 25.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 180 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 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 New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Ranchi, May 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1 RCB v Super Kings Ranchi 22 May 2015 T20
66 RCB v Royals Pune 20 May 2015 T20
- RCB v Daredevils Bangalore 17 May 2015 T20
0 RCB v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 15 May 2015 T20
10 RCB v Kings XI Mohali 13 May 2015 T20
133* RCB v Mum Indians Mumbai 10 May 2015 T20
47* RCB v Kings XI Bangalore 6 May 2015 T20
21 RCB v Super Kings Chennai 4 May 2015 T20
2 RCB v KKR Bangalore 2 May 2015 T20
57 RCB v Royals Bangalore 29 Apr 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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May 20, 2015

AB de Villiers was run out by James Faulkner, Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Eliminator, Pune, May 20, 2015

AB de Villiers was run out by James Faulkner

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May 20, 2015

AB de Villiers unfurls one of his trademark shots, Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Eliminator, Pune, May 20, 2015

AB de Villiers unfurls one of his trademark shots

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May 20, 2015

AB de Villiers drives through the off side, Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2015, Eliminator, Pune, May 20, 2015

AB de Villiers drives through the off side

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Notes

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010, 2014

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