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AB de Villiers

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

Did you know?

Was shortlisted for national junior hockey and soccer squads, captained the national junior rugby team and was a member of South Africa’s junior Davis Cup team.

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium

AGE
36
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Pretoria, Gauteng Province

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa
LOCAL CLUB

Nashua Titans

Bio

Without a doubt one of the world’s leading batsmen, AB de Villiers continues to dominate all three formats when he can get on the park for South Africa.

Since his debut in 2004, the Proteas batter has proven his ability to score runs anywhere in the order and averages more than 50 in Test and ODI cricket.

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla broke the OCI third wicket all-time partnership in 2013 when they combined for 238 against Pakistan, while he is also the joint second-fastest batsman in cricket’s history to score 6000 ODI runs.

de Villiers had an outstanding 2011 World Cup scoring 353 runs in five matches to average 88.25 and became only the fifth player in the tournament’s history to score consecutive centuries.

He took over the one-day captaincy role from Graeme Smith in June 2011 before stepping down in December 2016.

In January 2015, de Villiers scored the fastest ODI century in history, reaching three figures from 31 deliveries and has made 21 Test and 24 ODI hundreds for his country.

AB de Villiers delights with extraordinary late explosion

The Brisbane Heat signing has shown the Big Bash his best side with a brilliant innings against the Melbourne Stars, playing all around the ground as he exploded with 58 of his 71 runs coming from his final 18 balls including six sixes


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AB de Villiers reveals his childhood heroes

From Shaun Pollock and Jonty Rhodes to a couple of Australian legends, AB de Villiers reveals the childhood heroes he loved to watch growing up


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AB de Villiers rates his biggest Aussie rivals

Intimidated by Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath on his first visit to Australia, AB de Villiers discusses his toughest opponents down under and compares the likes of Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to past greats


Date set for potential de Villiers international return

AB de Villiers' hopes of playing in the T20 World Cup in October will see the 36-year-old return to international action after the IPL


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De Villiers targets return as Heat go back to drawing board

South Africa superstar indicates he's willing to return for another crack at the BBL as Chris Lynn ponders captaincy in season post-mortem


Head urges all teams to tap into AB's genius

AB de Villiers' foray into the Big Bash can benefit more than just his Heat teammates, rival Travis Head believes


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