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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.

Top 20 in 2020: ABdV's Perth masterpiece seals record chase

Sit back and enjoy highlights of AB de Villiers' seventh Test match century that guided South Africa to a historic win over Australia at the WACA Ground in 2008


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Tait thunderbolt smashes de Villiers' hip

Shaun Tait dismissed AB de Villiers in strange fashion in 2009, with a blow from a 155km/h delivery forcing the South African's bat onto the stumps as he reacted to the blow.


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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


What the World Cup delay means for these star veterans

With a handful of legends eyeing off the 2020 World Cup as a swansong, here’s what the postponement of the tournament could mean


Top 20 in 2020: The best Test batting, 11-9

We continue our countdown of the best Test batting performances on Australian soil since 2000


Virus puts ABdV's comeback plans in jeopardy

AB de Villiers concedes the potential postponement of the T20 World Cup this year would mean he would have to reconsider his plans of an international comeback


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