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AB de Villiers Biography & Latest News

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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South Africa vs New Zealand 2017: 1st ODI, 5 Talking Points
South Africa vs New Zealand 2017: 1st ODI, 5 Talking Points
de Villiers and Phehlukwayo helped South Africa win a thriller at Hamilton.
South African skipper ABD sets sights firmly on Champions Trophy
South African skipper ABD sets sights firmly on Champions Trophy
AB De Villiers believes 2017 is the year for South Africa to win the Champions Trophy
Cricketers wish AB De Villiers on his 33rd birthday
Cricketers wish AB De Villiers on his 33rd birthday
Twitter went crazy for the South African talisman
South Africa vs New Zealand 2017: 1st T20, 5 talking points
South Africa vs New Zealand 2017: 1st T20, 5 talking points
Imran Tahir and Chris Morris made light work of the Kiwis at Eden Park.
South Africa, England players could leave the IPL early
South Africa, England players could leave the IPL early
South Africa are scheduled to tour England before the ICC Champions Trophy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's 5 most expensive auction buys
Royal Challengers Bangalore's 5 most expensive auction buys
The Royal Challengers Bangalore always have a trick up their sleeves in the IPL auction
South Africa team heads to New Zealand for 'unfinished business', says AB de Villiers
South Africa team heads to New Zealand for 'unfinished business', says AB de Villiers
South Africa are the top-ranked ODI team in the world.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 5th ODI: 5 talking points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 5th ODI: 5 talking points
South Africa, helped by Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock, crushed Sri Lanka to grab the series 5-0.
Faf du Plessis - No longer in the shadows
Faf du Plessis - No longer in the shadows
Faf du Plessis is transforming from a good to a great player at just the right time for South Africa.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI Stats: South Africa create world record for most consecutive home ODI wins
South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 4th ODI Stats: South Africa create world record for most consecutive home ODI wins
Here are some interesting statistical highlights from the fourth ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 4th ODI, 5 Talking Points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 4th ODI, 5 Talking Points
Newlands witnessed Faf du Plessis and Upul Tharanga at their best in an enthralling game that the Proteas won by 40 runs.
Shane Watson wants AB de Villiers to continue playing Test cricket
Shane Watson wants AB de Villiers to continue playing Test cricket
Former Australian all-rounder does not want the South African to hang his boots any time soon.
South Africa's T20 Global Destination League can match IPL, claims AB de Villiers
South Africa's T20 Global Destination League can match IPL, claims AB de Villiers
The 32-year old Proteas batsman is excited to participate in the ambitious T20 event.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 3rd ODI, 5 talking points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017: 3rd ODI, 5 talking points
South Africa kept their winning streak at home intact with another victory to win the series.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd ODI - 5 Talking Points
South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2017, 2nd ODI - 5 Talking Points
South Africa cruised to a 2-0 lead in the series courtesy another fine batting display.
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