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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
35
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.

De Villiers picks his favourite Big Bash players

Brisbane Heat's marquee signing AB de Villiers selects the players he is looking forward to playing against in his first season in the BBL


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Red-hot Heat mark de Villiers' debut with big win

Brisbane Heat claimed a seven-wicket victory over Adelaide Strikers as AB de Villiers impressed in his much-anticipated maiden BBL appearance, while James Pattinson and Matthew Renshaw also starred


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All the highlights of AB de Villiers' first BBL innings

Star Brisbane Heat signing AB de Villiers did not disappoint in his BBL debut, hitting a classy 40 from 32 balls as his team completed a seven-wicket win


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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De Villiers influence already inspiring Heat teammates

South African well on his way to fulfilling ambition to 'leave a legacy' with Brisbane Heat after an assured performance in his first game


'I'd love to': De Villiers aiming for T20 World Cup return

Proteas star to discuss prospects of international return with Cricket South Africa heavyweights ahead of this year's showpiece T20 tournament


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