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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 66 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 92 154 16 7168 278* 51.94 13229 54.18 19 35 824 50 169 3
ODIs 159 153 25 6331 146 49.46 6746 93.84 16 36 572 109 134 3
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 118 199 21 9055 278* 50.87 16146 56.08 22 49 220 4
List A 191 184 28 7668 146 49.15 19 45 160 3
Twenty20 152 139 30 3245 105* 29.77 2439 133.04 1 18 259 113 110 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 92 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 159 1 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 118 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 191 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 152 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 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 Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Bangalore T20 v Mumbai T20 at Dubai (DSC), Apr 19, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
45* Bangalore v Mumbai T20 Dubai (DSC) 19 Apr 2014 T20
- Bangalore v Delhi T20 Sharjah 17 Apr 2014 T20
10 South Africa v India Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
69* South Africa v England Chittagong 29 Mar 2014 T20I # 391
21 South Africa v Netherlands Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 386
5 South Africa v New Zealand Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
24 South Africa v Sri Lanka Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
20* South Africa v Pakistan Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
4 South Africa v Bangladesh A Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
11 South Africa v Australia Centurion 14 Mar 2014 T20I # 365
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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Apr 24, 2014

Virat Kohli was hit on the face by the ball while trying to stop it, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2014, Sharjah, April 24, 2014

Virat Kohli was hit on the face by the ball while trying to stop it

© BCCI

Apr 19, 2014

AB de Villiers sets up for a big hit, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, Dubai, April 19, 2014

AB de Villiers sets up for a big hit

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Apr 19, 2014

AB de Villiers plays one off his toes, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League, Dubai, April 19, 2014

AB de Villiers plays one off his toes

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Notes

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2010

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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