Ones to Watch

AB de Villiers

  • Date of Birth: 17/FEB/1984
  • Team: South Africa
  • Bats: Right-hand
  • Bowls: Unknown
AB de Villiers

Player Profile

Twenty20 Record
Innings 22
Not Out 5
Total runs 396
Highest score 79*
Average 23.29
Strike rate 128.99

A stylish batsman who is capable of scoring big runs in any form of the game, de Villiers will be the main man in South Africa's middle order. The 26-year-old has yet to fully translate his Test and one-day form into the Twenty20 arena, averaging just above 20 with three half-centuries to his name. However there is no doubting his talent, with the right-hander's lightning quick footwork and superb hand-eye coordination meaning he is equally at home facing pace or spin. Even if he's not contributing with the bat de Villiers is still a dangerman in the field - opposition batsmen take on his arm at their own peril, while he has taken some stunning catches during his international career.

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