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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 33 years 11 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Barbados Tridents, 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 214 205 37 9080 162* 54.04 9080 100.00 24 51 794 189 171 5
T20Is 73 70 10 1457 79* 24.28 1098 132.69 0 9 121 52 61 7
First-class 132 221 21 9961 278* 49.80 17939 55.52 24 53 248 6
List A 247 237 41 10551 162* 53.83 28 60 197 5
Twenty20 218 202 39 5479 133* 33.61 3789 144.60 3 35 461 226 155 16
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 214 9 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
T20Is 73 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 132 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 247 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 218 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 25, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 17, 2017 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 New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 25, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 17, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
85 South Africa v New Zealand Wellington 25 Feb 2017 ODI # 3841
45 South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 22 Feb 2017 ODI # 3839
37* South Africa v New Zealand Hamilton 19 Feb 2017 ODI # 3836
26 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 595
14 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 10 Feb 2017 ODI # 3834
64 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 7 Feb 2017 ODI # 3833
60* South Africa v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 4 Feb 2017 ODI # 3831
3 South Africa v Sri Lanka Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
30* South Africa v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2017 ODI # 3828
63 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 25 Jan 2017 T20I # 591
Profile

A batsman of breathtaking chutzpah and enterprise. A cricketer with overflowing talent and the temperament to back it up. A fielder able to leap tall buildings and still come up with the catch - and who will happily move behind the stumps into the wicketkeeper's spot if needed. A fine rugby player, golfer, and tennis player. AB de Villiers has emerged as one of South Africa's greats.

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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 25, 2017

AB de Villiers celebrates his 51st ODI fifty, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd ODi, Wellington, February 25, 2017

AB de Villiers celebrates his 51st ODI fifty

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Feb 25, 2017

AB de Villiers muscles the ball away, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Wellington, February 25, 2017

AB de Villiers muscles the ball away

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Feb 25, 2017

Tom Latham looks on as AB de Villiers carves the ball away, New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Wellington, February 25, 2017

Tom Latham looks on as AB de Villiers carves the ball away

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Notes

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

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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