• 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 214 205 37 9080 162* 54.04 100.00 24 51 171 5
T20Is 73 70 10 1457 79* 24.28 132.69 0 9 61 7
First-class 132 221 21 9961 278* 49.80 55.52 24 53 248 6
List A 247 237 41 10551 162* 53.83 28 60 197 5
Twenty20 218 202 39 5479 133* 33.61 144.60 3 35 155 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 214 192 202 7 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0
T20Is 73 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
First-class 132 234 138 2 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0
List A 247 192 202 7 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0
Twenty20 218 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0

Clinical Proteas go 2-1 up in ODI series

The Standard Bank Proteas produced the perfect response to their defeat earlier in the week as a team performance allowed them to crush New Zealand by 159 runs at the Westpac Stadium and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series on Saturday


Proteas seal record-equalling win in Hamilton

ANDILE PHEHLUKWAYO continued to enhance his growing all-round reputation by providing crucial late support for AB de Villiers as the Standard Bank Proteas sealed a nail-biting, four-wicket win over New Zealand in their rain-affected, first One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series in Hamilton on Sunday


De Villiers lauds clinical performance

Standard Bank Proteas ODI captain, AB de Villiers, marked his return to the side with a clinical eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the first Momentum ODI at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.


De Villiers, Morris return to Proteas ODI squad; Ngidi gets first call-up

AB DE VILLIERS returns as player and captain to the Standard Bank Proteas squad for the five-match Momentum ODI Series against Sri Lanka. Chris Morris, who also missed the famous clean-sweep series against Australia last year, also returns to the squad after injury.


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