AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 31 years 60 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 98 162 16 7606 278* 52.09 13989 54.37 21 36 873 53 184 4
ODIs 187 179 31 7941 162* 53.65 8011 99.12 20 46 713 160 156 5
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 124 207 21 9493 278* 51.03 16906 56.15 24 50 235 5
List A 219 210 34 9278 162* 52.71 23 55 182 5
Twenty20 166 153 31 3669 105* 30.07 2681 136.85 1 21 290 141 115 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 98 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 187 8 180 191 7 2/15 2/15 27.28 6.36 25.7 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 124 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 219 180 191 7 2/15 2/15 27.28 6.36 25.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 166 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 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 West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad at Bangalore, Apr 13, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
46 RCB v Sunrisers Bangalore 13 Apr 2015 T20
28 RCB v KKR Kolkata 11 Apr 2015 T20
65*, 0/21 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
- South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
99, 2/15 South Africa v U.A.E. Wellington 12 Mar 2015 ODI # 3633
1/43, 77 South Africa v Pakistan Auckland 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3626
24, 1/7 South Africa v Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
162* South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 ODI # 3616
30 South Africa v India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3610
25 South Africa v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
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 13, 2015

AB de Villiers chats with a ball boy, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2015, Bangalore, April 13, 2015

AB de Villiers chats with a ball boy

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Apr 13, 2015

AB de Villiers drills one through the off side, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2015, Bangalore, April 13, 2015

AB de Villiers drills one through the off side

© BCCI

Apr 13, 2015

AB de Villiers unleashes the paddle, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2015, Bangalore, April 13, 2015

AB de Villiers unleashes the paddle

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Notes

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010, 2014

Country Fixtures Country Results
5th Youth ODI: B'desh U19 v S Africa U19 at Chittagong
Apr 18, 2015 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT -1d | 22:00 CDT -1d | 20:00 PDT -1d)
6th Youth ODI: B'desh U19 v S Africa U19 at Chittagong
Apr 21, 2015 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT -1d | 22:00 CDT -1d | 20:00 PDT -1d)
7th Youth ODI: B'desh U19 v S Africa U19 at Chittagong
Apr 23, 2015 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT -1d | 22:00 CDT -1d | 20:00 PDT -1d)
TBA v Sth Africans at Fatullah
Jul 3, 2015 (18:55 EDT -1d | 17:55 CDT -1d | 15:55 PDT -1d)
1st T20I: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 5, 2015 (18:55 EDT -1d | 17:55 CDT -1d | 15:55 PDT -1d)
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