AB de Villiers

AB DE VILLIER
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    Nationality
    rsa South Africa
    Full Name
    Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
    Born
    February 17, 1984, Pretoria
    Age
    35 years 243 days
    Major Teams
    South Africa,Africa XI,Barbados Tridents,Delhi Daredevils,Lahore Qalandars,Northerns,Royal Challengers Bangalore,Titans
    Playing Role
    Wicketkeeper batsman
    Batting Style
    Right-hand bat
    Bowling Style
    Right arm medium
    Current Team
    RSA
    Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, commonly known as AB de Villiers, is a former South African cricketer who played for the South African national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of the current generation

    Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984), commonly known as AB de Villiers, is a former South African cricketer who played for the South African national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of the current generation. He holds many batting records, including the world’s fastest One-Day International (ODI) 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest Twenty20 International (T20 International) 50 by a South African batsman. He also plays for Titans in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

    He began his international career as a wicket-keeper/batsman (returning to the role for a few years in mid-career), but has played most often solely as a batsman. He could bat at various positions in the batting order but predominantly in the middle-order. Noted as one of the most innovative batsmen in the modern game, de Villiers is noted for many unorthodox shots behind the wicket-keeper and slips. He made his international debut in a Test match against England from 2004 and first played an ODI in early 2005. His debut in Twenty20 International cricket came in 2006. As of 2016, he has passed 8,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket and has a batting average of over fifty in both forms of the game. He is also the only batsman in ODI cricket to have completed a trio of 5000+ runs, 50+ average and 100+ strike rate in his career. As of May 2018, from the date of his international debut onwards, he has scored 20,014 runs in international cricket.

    AB De Villiers captained South Africa in all formats, but since his injuries, he stepped down from Test captaincy and continued in ODI and T20 . However, with defeats in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and England series, he stepped down from ODI and T20 captaincy as well. On 23 May 2018, he announced that he was retiring from all forms of international cricket.

    Career Batting and Fielding Stats

    FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
    Tests114191188765278*50.661607754.5122461024642225
    ODIs22821839957717653.509473101.0925538402041765
    T20Is787511167279*26.121237135.16-1014060657
    First-class1412382310689278*49.711902656.182560--2756
    List A263252441112317653.47--2963--2035
    T20s295277578186133*37.205463149.8445766338020016

    Career Bowling Stats

    FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
    Tests114520410422/492/4952.003.05102.0--0
    ODIs228919220272/152/1528.856.3127.4--0
    T20Is78------------
    First-class141-23413822/49-69.003.53117.0--0
    List A263-19220272/152/1528.856.3127.4--0
    T20s295------------

    Recent Matches Bat and Ball Stats

    Batting & BowlingAgainst
    11Middlesex v Notts at Nottingham on 5 Sep 2019 (T20)
    32Middlesex v Somerset at Taunton on 30 Aug 2019 (T20)
    52*Middlesex v Hampshire at Southampton on 29 Aug 2019 (T20)
    64Middlesex v Surrey at Lord’s on 8 Aug 2019 (T20)
    88*Middlesex v Somerset at Richmond on 4 Aug 2019 (T20)

    Achievements and Awards

    #Achievement
    1Achievement: ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010 2014 2015