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
37y 216d
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,Pretoria University,Proteas,Rangpur Riders,Rest of South Africa,Royal Challengers Bangalore,South Africa A,South Africa Under-19s,Titans
Playing Role
Wicketkeeper batter
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
Test114191188765278*50.661607754.5122461024642225
ODI22821839957717653.509473101.0925538402041765
T20I787511167279*26.121237135.16-1014060657
FC1412382310689278*49.711902656.182560--2756
List A263252441112317653.47--2963--2035
T20332312659318133*37.726192150.4846974643022318

Career Bowling Stats

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test114520410422/492/4952.003.05102.00--0
ODI228919220272/152/1528.856.3127.40--0
T20I78------------
FC141-23413822/49-69.003.53117.00--0
List A263-19220272/152/1528.856.3127.40--0
T20332------------

Recent Matches Bat and Ball Stats

Batting & BowlingAgainst
0, --RCB vs KKR at Abu Dhabi on 20-Sep-2021 (T20)
3, 1c/0sRCB vs Punjab Kings at Ahmedabad on 30-Apr-2021 (T20)
75*, 3c/0sRCB vs Capitals at Ahmedabad on 27-Apr-2021 (T20)
4, 0c/0sRCB vs Super Kings at Mumbai on 25-Apr-2021 (T20)
--, 1c/0sRCB vs Royals at Mumbai on 22-Apr-2021 (T20)

Achievements and Awards

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

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