AB de Villiers      

Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Born February 17, 1984, Pretoria

Current age 36 years 215 days

Major teams South Africa, Africa XI, Barbados Tridents, Botha XI, Brisbane Heat, Cricket South Africa Invitation XI, Delhi Daredevils, Jacques Kallis Invitational XI, Lahore Qalandars, Middlesex, North Eastern Transvaal, Northerns, Pretoria University, Proteas, Rangpur Riders, Rest of South Africa, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Titans, Tshwane Spartans

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 310 292 59 8657 133* 37.15 5780 149.77 4 62 697 397 205 17
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 310 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 27, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6, 0c/0s Heat v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 27 Jan 2020 T20
71, 1c/1s Heat v Melb Stars Melbourne 25 Jan 2020 T20
25 Heat v Syd Sixers Brisbane 23 Jan 2020 T20
2 Heat v Melb Reneg Brisbane 19 Jan 2020 T20
2 Heat v Strikers Adelaide 17 Jan 2020 T20
40 Heat v Strikers Brisbane 14 Jan 2020 T20
51 Spartans v Paarl Rocks Paarl 16 Dec 2019 T20
27 Spartans v Giants Port Elizabeth 13 Dec 2019 T20
63 Spartans v Giants Port Elizabeth 3 Dec 2019 T20
31 Spartans v Blitz Cape Town 1 Dec 2019 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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Sep 2, 2020

AB de Villiers shapes to pull at the RCB nets, Dubai, September 2, 2020

AB de Villiers shapes to pull at the RCB nets

© Royal Challengers Bangalore

Aug 30, 2020

AB de Villiers keeps an eye on the Royal Challengers Bangalore training session with head coach Simon Katich, Dubai, August 30, 2020

AB de Villiers keeps an eye on the Royal Challengers Bangalore training session with head coach Simon Katich

© RCB

Jul 18, 2020

AB de Villiers holds up the 3TC winners' trophy, Centurion, July 18, 2020

AB de Villiers holds up the 3TC winners' trophy

© AFP via Getty Images

Notes

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