Full Name Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
Born February 17, 1984
Pretoria
Age 33 Years, 1 Months, 6 Days
National Side South Africa
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Batting Rank Test - 11, ODI - 1, World Cup - 1, T20I - 32
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Teams Played South Africa, Africa XI, Northerns, South Africa A, Titans, Bangalore, Delhi, South Africa, Barbados Tridents
Man of the Match Test - 5, ODI - 26, World Cup - 5, T20I - 6, IPL - 15, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2004 - 2016], [ODI, 2005 - 2017], [World Cup, 2007 - 2015], [T20I, 2006 - 2017], [IPL, 2008 - 2016], [CL, 2011 - 2013],

The Mr. Do it All for South Africa, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a gem of a batsman, an enviable wicket-keeper, a splendid fielder and an able sportsman when it comes to other games like golf, rugby and tennis along with the honour of being a good singer as well.

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AB de Villiers Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 106 176 16 8074 278* v PAK 21 39 933 57 50.46 53.74 197 5
ODI 216 207 38 9175 162* v WI 24 52 800 194 54.28 100.16 171 5
World Cup 23 22 3 1207 162* v WI 4 6 121 37 63.52 117.29 12 0
T20I 73 70 10 1457 79* v SCO 0 9 121 52 24.28 132.69 61 7
IPL 120 109 26 3257 133* v MUM 3 21 275 140 39.24 149.33 75 7
CL 5 5 1 168 77 v CHE 0 1 12 10 42.00 168.00 4 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 5 34 6 104 2 2/49 v WI 0 0 52.00 3.05 102.00
ODI 9 32 0 202 7 2/15 v UAE 0 0 28.85 6.31 27.42
World Cup 4 14 0 86 4 2/15 v UAE 0 0 21.50 6.14 21.00
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

AB de Villiers Profile

The Mr. Do it All for South Africa, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a gem of a batsman, an enviable wicket-keeper, a splendid fielder and an able sportsman when it comes to other games like golf, rugby and tennis along with the honour of being a good singer as well.

de Villiers debuted in late 2004 against a visiting England, partnering Graeme Smith as an opener. In his second Test in the same series, he was given wicket-keeping duties as stand-in for the injured Mark Boucher. It also led to a demotion in the batting line up to the lower order. The move worked well, yielding a fifty on debut, in the second innings of the Test. In the last of the 5-Test series, scores of 92 and 109 while opening the innings announced his arrival.

In ODIs though, it took a while for de Villiers to find his footing, recording his first half-century in his 15th attempt, against Australia. Once fully settled into the international stage, he was one of South Africa's most consistent performers in all formats, being a mainstay in the side. All this despite not having a defined role, deployed as an opener, middle or lower order batsman depending on the situation, de Villiers had no qualms in adapting to any of them. As an accomplished keeper, he was often called to deputize for Boucher, and was even being touted as his eventual successor.

AB de Villiers' presence in the batting line up was important in South Africa's return to the pinnacle of cricket, registering historic wins in Australia and going on a 3-year unbeaten run since 2007. He also helped South Africa to a semi-final berth in the 2007 ICC Cricket World World Cup, restoring respectability after a poor showing in the tournament's previous edition. Consistent performances over the years gave the Proteas a new ODI captain in de Villiers, when he replaced Graeme Smith in 2011, post the ICC Cricket World Cup. AB showed his grit in the Test arena also and was the number one batsman in ODIs as well as in Tests on a number of occasions.

de Villiers was a hot-buy in the Indian T20 League and he started off representing Delhi until he moved to Bangalore for the later seasons. AB was also one of the players to have been retained by Bangalore in 2014. He also represents the Titans in South Africa's domestic T20 competition and has been an important player for all the three above teams. The ability to offer dead bats, classical drives, flicks and pulls and his instinctive nature to innovate in manners, unimaginable to the cricket-kind, de Villiers has turned into one of the most dangerous yet sporting cricketers the sport has ever seen and continues to be one of the best modern-day greats of the game.

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