AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 35 years 4 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Barbados Tridents, Delhi Daredevils, Lahore Qalandars, 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 114 191 18 8765 278* 50.66 16077 54.51 22 46 1024 64 222 5
ODIs 228 218 39 9577 176 53.50 9473 101.09 25 53 840 204 176 5
T20Is 78 75 11 1672 79* 26.12 1237 135.16 0 10 140 60 65 7
First-class 141 238 23 10689 278* 49.71 19026 56.18 25 60 275 6
List A 263 252 44 11123 176 53.47 29 63 203 5
T20s 270 252 48 7219 133* 35.38 4846 148.96 4 47 597 331 187 16
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 114 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 228 9 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
T20Is 78 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 141 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 263 192 202 7 2/15 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0 0
T20s 270 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Centurion, Feb 16, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Bangladesh at Potchefstroom, Oct 29, 2017 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 Johannesburg, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2018 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v India at Centurion, Feb 16, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last T20s Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai (DSC), Feb 17, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
14 Qalandars v Zalmi Dubai (DSC) 17 Feb 2019 T20
3 Qalandars v Karachi Kngs Dubai (DSC) 16 Feb 2019 T20
24 Qalandars v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 14 Feb 2019 T20
34* Riders v Victorians Dhaka 2 Feb 2019 T20
37 Riders v Kings Chattogram 29 Jan 2019 T20
100* Riders v Dynamites Chattogram 28 Jan 2019 T20
1 Riders v Vikings Chattogram 25 Jan 2019 T20
41 Riders v Titans Dhaka 22 Jan 2019 T20
34 Riders v Sixers Sylhet 19 Jan 2019 T20
93* Spartans v Durban Heat Centurion 12 Dec 2018 T20
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 16, 2019

AB de Villiers goes down on a knee, Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2019, Dubai, February 16, 2019

AB de Villiers goes down on a knee

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Nov 16, 2018

AB de Villiers goes for an unorthodox shot, Cape Town Blitz v Tshwane Spartans, Mzansi super League, Cape Town, November 16, 2018

AB de Villiers goes for an unorthodox shot

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May 23, 2018

Graphic: Five defining numbers from AB de Villiers' career, May 23, 2018

Graphic: Five defining numbers from AB de Villiers' career

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Notes

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