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AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Personal information
Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villers
Born 17 February 1984 Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Died
Nickname AB
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right–arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut 17 December 2004 v England
Cap no.
Last Test 3 January 2010 v England
ODI debut 2 February 2005 v England
Last ODI 29 November 2009 v England
ODI shirt no. N/A
Career statistics - Test matches
Matches 55
Runs scored 3,776
Batting average 43.40
100s/50s 9/20
Top score 217*
Balls bowled 198
Wickets 2
Bowling average 49.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in innings 0
Best bowled 2/49
Catches/stumpings 78/1
Career statistics - ODI matches
Matches 93
Runs scored 3,092
Batting average 39.64
100s/50s 4/20
Top score 146
Balls bowled 12
Wickets 0
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in innings 0
Best bowled 0/22
Catches/stumpings 57/0
As of 21 January 2010

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa) more commonly known by his initials AB plays cricket for South Africa and the Northern Titans. He also plays for the Delhi DareDevils in the Indian Premier League.

De Villiers is a right-handed batsman, who, in a very short space of time, has accumulated many runs in Tests including centuries against England, India, the West Indies and Australia. He has been dismissed in the 90s on five occasions in Tests. He still holds the record for most Test innings without registering a duck (78), before being dismissed for nought against Bangladesh in November 2008. He is an occasional wicketkeeper for the South African cricket team, and is commonly regarded as one of the best fielders currently in international cricket.


Test Statistics

Test Centuries

AB de Villiers's Test Centuries
No. Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year
[1] 109 5 England Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park 2005
[2] 178 10 West Indies Bridgetown, West Indies Kensington Oval 2005
[3] 114 11 West Indies St John's, West Indies Antigua Recreation Ground 2005
[4] 103* 35 West Indies Durban, South Africa Sahara Stadium Kingsmead 2008
[5] 217* 39 India Ahmedabad, India Sardar Patel Stadium 2008
[6] 174 42 England Leeds, England Headingley Cricket Ground 2008
[7] 106* 47 Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 2008
[8] 104* 50 Australia Johannesburg, South Africa Wanderers Stadium 2009
[9] 163 52 Australia Cape Town, South Africa Newlands Stadium 2009

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Batsmen with a Test batting average above 50 vte
Australia Donald Bradman (99.94) • Greg Chappell (53.86) • Michael Clarke (52.96) • Ricky Ponting (51.85) • Jack Ryder (51.62) • Michael Hussey (51.52) • Steve Waugh (51.06) • Matthew Hayden (50.73) • Allan Border (50.56)
England Herbert Sutcliffe (60.73) • Eddie Paynter (59.23) • Ken Barrington (58.67) • Wally Hammond (58.45) • Jack Hobbs (56.94) • Len Hutton (56.67) • Ernest Tyldesley (55.00) • Denis Compton (50.06)
India Cheteshwar Pujara (65.55) • Sachin Tendulkar (53.78) • Vinod Kambli (54.20) • Rahul Dravid (52.31) • Sunil Gavaskar (51.12)
Pakistan Javed Miandad (52.57) • Mohammad Yousuf (52.29) • Younus Khan (50.74)
South Africa Graeme Pollock (60.97) • Jacques Kallis (56.10) • Dudley Nourse (53.81) • Hashim Amla (52.11) • AB de Villiers (50.50)
Sri Lanka Kumar Sangakkara (55.80)
West Indies * George Headley (60.83) • Everton Weekes (58.61) • Garfield Sobers (57.78) • Clyde Walcott (56.68) • Charlie Davis (54.20) • Brian Lara (53.17) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (51.67) • Viv Richards (50.23)
Zimbabwe Andy Flower (51.54)


Batsmen with a ODI batting average above 40 vte
Australia George Bailey (54.96) • Michael Bevan (53.58) • Michael Hussey (48.15) • Adam Voges (45.78) • Michael Clarke (45.12) • Dean Jones (44.61) • Matthew Hayden (43.80) • Ricky Ponting (42.03) • Shane Watson (41.71) • Callum Ferguson (41.43) • Damien Martyn (40.80) • Greg Chappell (40.18)
Bangladesh Nasir Hossain (42.88)
England Jonathan Trott (51.25) • Kevin Pietersen (40.73) • Nick Knight (40.41) • Chris Broad (40.02)
India Mahendra Singh Dhoni (52.43) • Virat Kohli (51.77) • Shikhar Dhawan (46.08) • Sachin Tendulkar (44.83) • Sourav Ganguly (41.02)
New Zealand Glenn Turner (47.00)
Pakistan Zaheer Abbas (47.62) • Misbah-ul-Haq (45.13) • Mohammad Yousuf (41.71) • Javed Miandad (41.70)
South Africa Hashim Amla (54.85) • AB de Villiers (48.50) • Jacques Kallis (45.26) • Boeta Dippenaar (42.23) • Lance Klusener (41.10) • Gary Kirsten (40.95)
West Indies Viv Richards (47.00) • Gordon Greenidge (45.03) • Ramnaresh Sarwan (42.67) • Shivnarine Chanderpaul (41.60) • Desmond Haynes (41.37) • Brian Lara (40.48)
The Netherlands Ryan ten Doeschate (67.00)

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