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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 33 years 34 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 216 207 38 9175 162* 54.28 9160 100.16 24 52 800 194 171 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 250 240 43 10721 162* 54.42 28 62 198 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 216 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 250 192 202 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 Auckland, Mar 4, 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 Titans v Warriors at Benoni, Mar 21, 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
75* Titans v Warriors Benoni 21 Mar 2017 LA
23 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 4 Mar 2017 ODI # 3846
72* South Africa v New Zealand Hamilton 1 Mar 2017 ODI # 3843
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
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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Mar 4, 2017

South Africa's ODI and Test captains pose with the trophy, New Zealand v South Africa, 5th ODI, Auckland, March 4, 2017

South Africa's ODI and Test captains pose with the trophy

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Mar 4, 2017

AB de Villiers slaps one through the off side, New Zealand v South Africa, 5th ODI, Auckland, March 4, 2017

AB de Villiers slaps one through the off side

© AFP

Mar 1, 2017

AB de Villiers brings out his unorthodoxy, New Zealand v South Africa, 4th ODI, Hamilton, March 1, 2017

AB de Villiers brings out his unorthodoxy

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Notes

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

Tournament Results
India v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
India won by 5 runs
Australia v India at Durban - Sep 22, 2007
India won by 15 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 22, 2007
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Durban - Sep 20, 2007
India won by 37 runs
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at Cape Town - Sep 20, 2007
Australia won by 10 wickets (with 58 balls remaining)
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