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Fanie de Villiers
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Fanie de Villiers

South Africa
Fanie de Villiers

INTL CAREER: 1992 - 1998

Full Name

Petrus Stephanus de Villiers

Born

October 13, 1964, Vereeniging, Transvaal

Age

57y 8d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

relations

(nephew)

TEAMS

Fanie de Villiers straddling the pitch in enthusiastic triumph after dismissing Glenn McGrath to complete South Africa's epic five-run win at Sydney in 1993-94 in only his second Test is one of the indelible images in South Africa's sporting history. It also sums up de Villiers the man - a tireless trier who overcame physical setbacks, language prejudice and the blinkered view that his talents were fit only for limited-overs cricket to become the premier South African swing bowler of the post-apartheid era. Never among the more naturally blessed or technically correct of cricketers, de Villiers evolved into one of the most canny bowlers in the game once his considerable pace began to fade. Always a colourful entertainer on the field, he plunged himself, some would say foot in mouth, into media work after his retirement.
Neil Manthorp

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1826735967*18.8999136.2202365110
ODI83361517020*8.0921877.9800132150
FC10213839168767*17.0404530
List A173913551923*9.2600240
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test183448052063856/2310/10824.272.5756.50652
ODI838244222636954/274/2727.743.5746.50200
FC1022049895534277/8022.372.7948.00233
List A173876554622045/305/3026.773.7342.90510
Petrus Stephanus de Villiers
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Fanie de Villiers at the post-match presentations
A Jubilant South African Team
Fanie de Villiers
Fanie de Villiers rides a bicycle in Pakistan
Fanie de Villiers and Steve Palframan shop in a street in Pakistan
Fanie de Villiers looks on