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Player Profile

Abraham  de Villiers

AB, Abbas

  • AB de Villiers

Keeper

Right Hand bat

DOB
17/02/1984
  • Cap number
    • Test 61
    • ODI 78
Club
Nashua Titans

Profile

AB de Villiers has quietly developed into South Africa’s version of Mr Cricket. Capable of batting anywhere in the line-up, the crafty right-hander reached the top of Test batting, when he topped the charts in March of 2012.

An exceptionally gifted fielder throughout his career, de Villiers has found a new home behind the stumps, after Mark Boucher’s frightening eye injury earlier in 2012.

The likeable South African has had a solid 89 test career, which includes the record for most innings played before being dismissed for a duck.

In a team of absolute superstars, de Villiers is still regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. His 278* is the second highest score by a South African batsman, while his unbeaten 217 in 2008 was his country’s first double century in India.

De Villiers has had plenty of success playing against Australia, after he scored two centuries in the 2009 home series. He was also named player of the series in the 50 over tournament played between the two sides in the same year.
   
The 2011 ICC World Cup was a standout month in his already glittering career. De Villiers joined elite company when he became just the fifth batsman to score consecutive centuries in a World Cup tournament.

While de Villiers had dominated, his countrymen had faltered, eventually falling to New Zealand in the quarter-finals. With Graeme Smith stepping down as captain, the red hot AB assumed leadership of South Africa in both the ODI and T20 arena.

Approaching 30 years of age, the classy South African seems the logical choice to take over from Graeme Smith when he eventually relinquishes the captaincy of the Test side.

 

Key Stats

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93 Matches
Fielding
Catches Stumpings
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 93 156 16 7240 278 51.71 54.30 19 36 172 3
ODI 162 156 25 6543 146 49.95 94.44 17 37 136 3
Twenty20 Int 57 54 9 1007 79 22.38 125.25 0 5 52 6
First-Class 93 156 16 7240 278 51.71 - 19 36 172 3
Aus One-day dom - - - - - - - - - - -
Aus Twenty20 87 78 20 2130 105 36.72 143.63 1 14 49 7

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 93 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.06 102.0 0 0
ODI 162 12 22 0 - - - 11.00 - 0 0
Twenty20 Int 57 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0
First-Class 93 204 104 2 2/49 2/49 52.00 3.06 102.0 0 0
Aus One-day dom - - - - - - - - - - -
Aus Twenty20 87 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0

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