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AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 30 years 59 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 92 154 16 7168 278* 51.94 13229 54.18 19 35 824 50 169 3
ODIs 159 153 25 6331 146 49.46 6746 93.84 16 36 572 109 134 3
T20Is 57 54 9 1007 79* 22.37 804 125.24 0 5 82 30 52 6
First-class 118 199 21 9055 278* 50.87 16146 56.08 22 49 220 4
List A 191 184 28 7668 146 49.15 19 45 160 3
Twenty20 150 138 29 3200 105* 29.35 2391 133.83 1 18 256 112 108 15
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 92 5 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0 0
ODIs 159 1 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
T20Is 57 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 118 234 138 2 2/49 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0 0
List A 191 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 150 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Dec 17-21, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v England at Bloemfontein, Feb 2, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 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 Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Eastern Province at Centurion, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Titans v Lions at Centurion, Apr 8, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
10 South Africa v India Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
69* South Africa v England Chittagong 29 Mar 2014 T20I # 391
21 South Africa v Netherlands Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 386
5 South Africa v New Zealand Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
24 South Africa v Sri Lanka Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
20* South Africa v Pakistan Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
4 South Africa v Bangladesh A Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
11 South Africa v Australia Centurion 14 Mar 2014 T20I # 365
2c/0s, 14, 1c/0s, 43 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
116, 3c/0s, 29, 0c/0s South Africa v Australia Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
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 17, 2014

Albie Morkel, Yuvraj Singh and AB de Villiers celebrate a wicket, Bangalore v Delhi, Indian T20 League, Sharjah, April 17, 2014

Albie Morkel, Yuvraj Singh and AB de Villiers celebrate a wicket

© BCCI

Apr 16, 2014

AB de Villiers takes a break from training, Dubai, April 16, 2014

AB de Villiers takes a break from training

© Royal Challengers Bangalore

Apr 4, 2014

Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed

© Getty Images

Notes

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2010

Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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