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AB de Villiers Biography

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, more commonly known by his initials AB, is a South African cricketer and the captain of the South African One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 teams. He is also part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore 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 13 centuries and 29 fifties. He plays as an occasional wicketkeeper for the South African cricket team. AB de Villiers scored two successive centuries in the 2011 World Cup. In the fourth season of Indian Premier League, he switched from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore for US$1.1 million. He is commonly considered as one of the best fielders in present day international cricket. AB de Villiers blasted the seventh fastest century in ODI cricket, in 58 balls, when he slammed an unbeaten 102 off just 59 balls against India in Ahmedabad on February 2010. He reached the top of the Test Batting rankings in March 2012.

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5 best backward point fielders of all time
5 best backward point fielders of all time
Backward point is one of the most important fielding positions in the game.
AB de Villiers overtakes Virat Kohli as the number 1 ODI batsman in the latest ICC rankings
AB de Villiers overtakes Virat Kohli as the number 1 ODI batsman in the latest ICC rankings
AB de Villiers leads Virat Kohli by just two points
De Villiers leads South Africa to victory over Bangladesh
De Villiers leads South Africa to victory over Bangladesh
South Africa leads the three-match series 2-0.
Stats: AB de Villiers gets to his highest ever score in ODIs; breaks numerous records
Stats: AB de Villiers gets to his highest ever score in ODIs; breaks numerous records
De Villiers looked all set for a double century, however, lost his wicket with 14 balls left in the innings.
Greatest non-Asia ODI XI of all-time
Greatest non-Asia ODI XI of all-time
This is an all-time top side from the non Asian countries that play cricket
Aborted Global T20 league could be replaced by South Africa's domestic tournament
Aborted Global T20 league could be replaced by South Africa's domestic tournament
The postponement of the Global T20 league could be compensated by the country's domestic T20 competition.
5 great cricketers who have poor records in ICC knockout matches
5 great cricketers who have poor records in ICC knockout matches
It is not always easy to perform with the added pressure that comes with a knockout match.
10 best South African fielders of all time 
10 best South African fielders of all time 
A quick look at 10 of South Africa's finest ever fielders.
South Africa's Global T20 league could be postponed
South Africa's Global T20 league could be postponed
CSA stands to lose $25 million from the current broadcast deal, which is one half of its cash reserve.
All-time African ODI XI
All-time African ODI XI
A dream lineup comprising of stars from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya.
AB de Villiers' Professional CV
AB de Villiers' Professional CV
AB de Villiers is one of the most decorated batsmen in the world today.
10 fastest centuries in ODIs
10 fastest centuries in ODIs
A brief look at 10 of the fastest hundreds that have been scored in ODIs so far.
De Villiers returns for Bangladesh ODIs
De Villiers returns for Bangladesh ODIs
AB is due to play for the Titans in a first-class match this weekend.
10 best AB de Villiers innings
10 best AB de Villiers innings
10 best knocks played by AB de Villiers.
AB de Villiers set for comeback into first-class cricket
AB de Villiers set for comeback into first-class cricket
The South African batsman is eyeing a Test return in next year's home series against India.
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