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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 356 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 106 176 16 8074 278* 50.46 15022 53.74 21 39 933 57 197 5
ODIs 197 189 32 8484 162* 54.03 8480 100.04 23 48 748 182 162 5
T20Is 63 60 9 1167 79* 22.88 927 125.88 0 6 104 32 58 6
First-class 132 221 21 9961 278* 49.80 17939 55.52 24 53 248 6
List A 229 220 35 9821 162* 53.08 26 57 188 5
Twenty20 186 171 34 4268 133* 31.15 3056 139.65 2 24 364 161 129 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 106 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 197 9 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
T20Is 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 229 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 186 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 6, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Western Province at Centurion, Oct 17-20, 2003 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 6, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
73 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3734
8 South Africa v England Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
0, 0 South Africa v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
36, 0 South Africa v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
88 South Africa v England Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
4c/0s, 49, 2c/1s, 37 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
42, 43 South Africa v India Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191
0, 9 South Africa v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
85 South Africa v India Bangalore 14 Nov 2015 Test # 2188
63, 16 South Africa v India Mohali 5 Nov 2015 Test # 2186
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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Feb 6, 2016

AB de Villiers prepares to reverse sweep, South Africa v England, 2nd ODI, Port Elizabeth, February 6, 2016

AB de Villiers prepares to reverse sweep

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Feb 6, 2016

AB de Villiers' innings was full of hard running, South Africa v England, 2nd ODI, Port Elizabeth, February 6, 2016

AB de Villiers' innings was full of hard running

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Feb 3, 2016

AB de Villiers' innings was ended by a blinding catch from Ben Stokes, South Africa v England, 1st ODI, Bloemfontein, February 3, 2016

AB de Villiers' innings was ended by a blinding catch from Ben Stokes

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Notes

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year - 2010, 2014, 2015

Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Apr 17, 2009
Australia won by 47 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Apr 13, 2009
South Africa won by 61 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Apr 9, 2009
South Africa won by 25 runs
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Apr 5, 2009
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 142 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Apr 3, 2009
Australia won by 141 runs
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