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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 155 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 93 156 16 7240 278* 51.71 13335 54.29 19 36 834 50 172 3
ODIs 162 156 25 6543 146 49.94 6928 94.44 17 37 591 114 136 3
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 119 201 21 9127 278* 50.70 16252 56.15 22 50 223 4
List A 194 187 28 7880 146 49.55 20 46 162 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 93 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 162 1 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 119 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 194 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 164 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 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
21, 51 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
108 South Africa v Sri Lanka Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
29 South Africa v Sri Lanka Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
75 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
41 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
10 RCB v Super Kings Bangalore 24 May 2014 T20
13 RCB v KKR Kolkata 22 May 2014 T20
29 RCB v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 20 May 2014 T20
28 RCB v Super Kings Ranchi 18 May 2014 T20
33 RCB v Daredevils Bangalore 13 May 2014 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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Jul 20, 2014

JP Duminy is mobbed after picking up Kumar Sangakkara's wicket, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day, July 20, 2014

JP Duminy is mobbed after picking up Kumar Sangakkara's wicket

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Jul 19, 2014

AB de Villiers takes a breather during the drinks break while Quinton de Kock does some shadow practice, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, July 19, 2014

AB de Villiers takes a breather during the drinks break while Quinton de Kock does some shadow practice

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Jul 19, 2014

AB de Villiers was aggressive against the spinners, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, July 19, 2014

AB de Villiers was aggressive against the spinners

© AFP

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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