• AB De Villiers

    • Role: Batter
    • Batting: Right Hand Batter
    • Bowling: Right Arm Medium
    • Nickname: AB
    • Date of Birth: February 17, 1984
    • Place of Birth: South Africa

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AB De Villiers gave an early indication of his versatility in his debut season against England in 2004/05 when he opened the batting, was used in the middle-order and also kept wicket. In addition, it soon became evident that he was going to become the natural successor to Herschelle Gibbs as the Proteas’ best fielder.

In the same series he made his maiden Test century at SuperSport Park and quickly established himself as one of the most aggressive and entertaining players in world cricket.

He made key centuries in the Proteas’ away Test series victories in England and Australia in 2008. Earlier in that year he had become the first South African to score a Test double century against India.

He took his career to a new level in the 2010-11 season when he made South Africa’s then highest Test score ever (278 not out vs. Pakistan), made South Africa’s fastest ever Test century (75 balls vs. India) and together with Morne Morkel broke the South African 10th wicket partnership record (108 vs. Pakistan) that had stood for more than 80 years.

He was appointed captain of both the ODI and T20 squads and vice-captain of the Test squad at the start of the 2011-12 season and celebrated the occasion by being named in the ICC Test Team of the Year for 2011. He has since been a regular choice in both the ICC Test and ODI teams. In his captaincy debut ODI series against Sri Lanka he led the Proteas to a 3-2 victory and was named Sunfoil Man of the Series.

He and Hashim Amla briefly held the ODI third wicket all-time partnership record of 238, established against Pakistan in 2013. He is also the joint second fastest batsman in the history of the game to score 6 000 ODI runs.

Statistics

Batting
Format M IN NO R HS AVG SR 100S 50S CT ST
Tests 106 176 16 8074 278* 50.46 53.74 21 39 197 5
ODIs 222 213 39 9319 162* 53.55 100.25 24 53 173 5
T20Is 76 73 11 1603 79* 25.85 134.14 0 10 63 7
First-class 132 221 21 9961 278* 49.80 55.52 24 53 248 6
List A 257 247 44 10865 162* 53.52 28 63 200 5
Twenty20 230 214 41 5841 133* 33.76 144.25 3 37 163 16
Bowling
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 106 204 104 2 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0
ODIs 222 192 202 7 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0
T20Is 76 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
First-class 132 234 138 2 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0
List A 257 192 202 7 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0
Twenty20 230 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0

De Villiers returns for England series opener

AB de Villiers returns to captain the Standard Bank Proteas in the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Headingley in Leeds on Wednesday. De Villiers missed the two warm-up matches due to a respiratory tract infection, but has made a satisfactory recovery for the series-opener.


AB and Morris return as Titans battle Warriors for top spot

THE Multiply Titans and Warriors go head to head in a Momentum One-Day Cup ‘final before the final’ clash with high stakes on the line for the winner at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Tuesday.


AB de Villiers regains stop ODI rankings

South Africa’s AB de Villiers has regained the top spot in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen after leading the list of run-scorers in the recent series against New Zealand which his side won 3-2.


Guptill magic squares series for NZ

Captain AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis both hit half centuries, but it was not enough as Martin Guptill’s fine ton helped New Zealand to a series-levelling, seven-wicket win over the Standard Bank Proteas in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday


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