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    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 110 183 16 8338 278* 49.92 54.06 21 42 211 5
ODIs 228 218 39 9577 176 53.50 101.09 25 53 176 5
T20Is 78 75 11 1672 79* 26.12 135.16 0 10 65 7
First-class 137 230 21 10262 278* 49.10 55.85 24 56 264 6
List A 263 252 44 11123 176 53.47 29 63 203 5
Twenty20 239 222 43 6169 133* 34.46 146.18 3 39 171 16
Bowling
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 110 204 104 2 2/49 52.00 3.05 102.0 0 0
ODIs 228 192 202 7 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0
T20Is 78 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
First-class 137 234 138 2 69.00 3.53 117.0 0 0
List A 263 192 202 7 2/15 28.85 6.31 27.4 0 0
Twenty20 239 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0

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