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AB de Villiers
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Personal information
Full name Abraham Benjamin de Villers
Born 17 February 1984 (1984-02-17) (age 34)
Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Nickname AB
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right–arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side South Africa
Test debut (cap 298) 17 December 2004 v England
Last Test 30 March 2018 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 78) 2 February 2005 v England
Last ODI 13 February 2018 v India
ODI shirt no. 17
T20I debut 24 February 2006 v Australia
Last T20I 29 October 2017 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 17
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–present Northerns
2004–present Titans (squad no. 17)
2008–2010 Delhi Daredevils
2011–present Royal Challengers Bangalore
2016 Barbados Tridents
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 114 228 78 138
Runs scored 8765 9577 1672 10689
Batting average 50.66 53.50 26.12 49.20
100s/50s 22/46 25/53 0/10 24/57
Top score 278* 176 79* 278*
Balls bowled 204 192 0 234
Wickets 2 7 2
Bowling average 52.00 28.85 0 69.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/49 2/15 2/49
Catches/stumpings 222/5 176/5 65/7 275/6
Source: [Cricinfo], 1 April 2018 {{{year}}}

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984), commonly known as AB de Villiers also simply known as ABD, is a South African former cricketer who played for the South African national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. De Villiers holds many batting records, including the world's fastest One Day International (ODI) 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest Twenty20 International (T20I) 50 by a South African. He also plays for Titans in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

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

External links

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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)