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CWC 2019: 4 greatest ODI Players who never won a World Cup

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#2 AB de Villers (South Africa)

AB shocked the world after announcing his retirement in 2018
AB shocked the world after announcing his retirement in 2018

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers has been one of the most sensational batsmen that gained fame from South Africa. De Villiers debuted in 2004 and quickly rose to fame before the 2007 World Cup. But the World Cup was not his tournament as ABD was inconsistent and failed to open his account on four occasions.

However, 2011 proved to be a blistering campaign for the South African batsman as he became the first South African and fifth international batsman after Mark Waugh, Saeed Anwar, Matthew Hayden and Rahul Dravid to score two consecutive centuries in the World Cup. He finished the tournament with an average of 136.73 which was the highest among any batsman in that tournament.

De Villers came back with the same form four years later in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. 360 was one of the top performers of the 2015 World Cup, amassing 482 runs at an average of 96 and a phenomenal strike rate of 144. It was this tournament that made him a 360-degree player and made the lap shot famous.