Birth date 17 Feb 1984 (33 years)
Nationality South Africa South Africa
Position Batsman
Nickname AB, Abbas
Team history
Titans cricket team 2004 - present
Challengers 2011 - present
Delhi Daredevils 2008 - 2010
Northerns 2003 - 2004

AB de Villiers, aka Abraham Benjamin de Villiers is a right handed batsman, right arm medium bowler and wicketkeeper of South Africa Cricket team. The other teams he has played for are Titans, Northerns, Delhi Daredevils and Africa XI. Recently, he was retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore team to play at the IPL 5 season.

Ab de Villiers made his Test debut on 17th December 2004 against England at Port Elizabeth. In the 1st innings, he scored 28 runs in 47 deliveries inclusive of 4 boundaries and was leg before wicket on the bowling of Flintoff. While fielding, he took the catch of Strauss. In the 2nd innings, he scored 14 runs in 21 deliveries and was caught by Hoggard off his own bowling. This match was won by England by 7 wickets. He made his One day International debut on 2nd February 2005 against England at Bloemfontein. In this match, he took the catch of Collingwood. While batting, AB de Villiers scored 20 runs in 38 deliveries and was caught by Solanki off the bowling of Kabir Ali.

Career Highlights

AB de Villiers has appeared in 74 Test matches and has scored 5457 runs with the batting average of 49.16 and strike rate of 54.95. He has hit 13 hundreds, 29 fifties, 625 boundaries and 42 sixers. He has taken 99 catches and his highest score is an unbeaten 278.

AB de Villiers has participated in 127 One day Internationals and has scored 4998 runs with the batting average of 49.16 with highest score of 146. He completed 13 centuries, 28 half centuries, 462 boundaries and 88 sixers. He has taken 99 catches.