Articles about AB de Villers

Abraham Benjamin de Villers is a former South African Batsman, who has several records, titles, and awards under his belt. As of 2021, he holds the record for scoring the fastest 50 (16 balls), 100 (31 balls), and 150 ( 64 balls) by any batsman in One Day International (ODI) cricket. He also holds the record for having a batting average above 50 in all forms of cricket. He began his career as a wicket-keeper and batsman. He made his international Test debut in 2004 against England. Between 2004 and 2018, he played 114 Test matches with a batting average of 50.66. He made his One Day International debut in February 2005 against England. Between 2005 and 2018, he played 228 ODI matches with a batting average of 53.50. He made his T20 International debut in February 2006 against Australia. Between 2006 and 2017, he played 78 T20 International matches with a batting average of 26.13. In 2008, he became the first South African player to score a double century against India. In 2011, he became the captain of the South African team for limited overs. During the 2011 World Cup, he became the first South African batsman to score two centuries in a single World Cup tournament. He was also the captain of the South African cricket team for the 2015 World Cup and the side went on to make the semi-finals under him. He has been named the ICC Player of the Year thrice. He has been associated with Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He has been associated with Titans, Africa XI, South Africa, Barbados Tridents, and South African Invitation XI in domestic cricket. He announced his retirement in 2018 from all forms of cricket.

IPL 2021, RCB overcome DC to move atop: Records broken

27 Apr 2021

IPL 2021, RCB overcome DC to move atop: Records broken

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have reclaimed their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.

IPL 2021: RCB manage 171/5 against DC

27 Apr 2021

IPL 2021: RCB manage 171/5 against DC

The Royal Challengers Bangalore rode on AB de Villiers' 40th half-century in the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season against Delhi Capitals to post 171/5 in 20 overs.

AB de Villiers eyes international comeback, aims to play WorldT20

19 Apr 2021

AB de Villiers eyes international comeback, aims to play WorldT20

Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers is eyeing an international comeback once again.

Decoding the numbers of AB de Villiers versus Mumbai Indians

09 Apr 2021

Decoding the numbers of AB de Villiers versus Mumbai Indians

Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to face Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 opener tonight in Chennai.

IPL 2021: Records AB de Villiers can break this season

27 Mar 2021

IPL 2021: Records AB de Villiers can break this season

The 14th edition of Indian Premier League is set to begin on April 9.

This day, that year: When Tendulkar smashed first ever double-century

24 Feb 2021

This day, that year: When Tendulkar smashed first ever double-century

On this day in 2010, former batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar smashed the first ever double-century in ODI cricket.

AB de Villiers turns 37: Presenting his monumental feats

17 Feb 2021

AB de Villiers turns 37: Presenting his monumental feats

South African maestro AB de Villiers turned 37 on Wednesday.

Australia beat India in third T20I: List of records broken

08 Dec 2020

Australia beat India in third T20I: List of records broken

The Indian cricket team failed to chase down a steep 187-run target against Australia in the third and final T20I.

Records that can be scripted in the South Africa-England T20Is

25 Nov 2020

Records that can be scripted in the South Africa-England T20Is

South Africa and England are all set to feature in a three-match T20I series, starting on Friday.

IPL 2020: NewsBytes team of the tournament

11 Nov 2020

IPL 2020: NewsBytes team of the tournament

Mumbai Indians hammered the Delhi Capitals to win a record fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy.

IPL 2020: Key takeaways from RCB's campaign

07 Nov 2020

IPL 2020: Key takeaways from RCB's campaign

Royal Challengers Bangalore were eliminated by Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season.

IPL Eliminator: SRH overcome RCB, reach Qualifier 2

06 Nov 2020

IPL Eliminator: SRH overcome RCB, reach Qualifier 2

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL Eliminator on Friday.

IPL Eliminator: Decoding Rashid Khan's performance against RCB

05 Nov 2020

IPL Eliminator: Decoding Rashid Khan's performance against RCB

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on each other in the IPL Eliminator on Friday.

ABD  to miss BBL, Mujeeb re-signs with Brisbane Heat

27 Oct 2020

ABD to miss BBL, Mujeeb re-signs with Brisbane Heat

South African superstar AB de Villiers will not participate in the upcoming Big Bash League as his wife is expecting birth of their third child.

IPL 2020, Ruturaj's match-defining knock sails CSK through: Records broken

25 Oct 2020

IPL 2020, Ruturaj's match-defining knock sails CSK through: Records broken

A terrific knock by youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad guided Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in game number 44 of the IPL 2020.

IPL: A look at AB de Villiers' performance against CSK

24 Oct 2020

IPL: A look at AB de Villiers' performance against CSK

Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the dejected Chennai Super Kings in the afternoon game of double-header Sunday.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza SUV reaches 5.5 lakh sales milestone

11 Oct 2020

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza SUV reaches 5.5 lakh sales milestone

In a thumping achievement for Maruti Suzuki, the carmaker has sold more than 5.5 lakh units of its Vitara Brezza sub-compact SUV in India since its launch in March 2016.

IPL 2020, RCB beat MI in Super-Over: Records broken

28 Sep 2020

IPL 2020, RCB beat MI in Super-Over: Records broken

Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tenth game of 2020 IPL.

Decoding performance of AB de Villiers against Mumbai Indians

28 Sep 2020

Decoding performance of AB de Villiers against Mumbai Indians

Royal Challengers Bangalore are all set to lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the tenth fixture of 2020 IPL.

IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Match preview, Dream11 and more

27 Sep 2020

IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Match preview, Dream11 and more

Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the tenth match of 2020 IPL at Dubai.

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Match preview, Dream11 and more

23 Sep 2020

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RCB: Match preview, Dream11 and more

Kings XI Punjab are all set to lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the sixth fixture of IPL 2020 in Dubai.

Indian Premier League: Records RCB can script this season

05 Sep 2020

Indian Premier League: Records RCB can script this season

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) endured a poor campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season.

IPL: AB de Villiers talks about his first training session

31 Aug 2020

IPL: AB de Villiers talks about his first training session

South African star AB de Villiers returned to training after a five-month hiatus ahead of the impending Indian Premier League season in UAE.

We pushed ABD to participate in T20 WC: De Kock

22 Jul 2020

We pushed ABD to participate in T20 WC: De Kock

The International Cricket Council, on Monday, postponed the Men's T20 World Cup due to coronavirus pandemic.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What lies ahead for AB de Villiers?

19 Jul 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What lies ahead for AB de Villiers?

South African superstar AB de Villiers made a blistering return to professional cricket in the recently concluded 3TC Solidarity Cup.

IPL has helped English cricket grow, says Jos Buttler

23 May 2020

IPL has helped English cricket grow, says Jos Buttler

England's wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped English cricket grow over the years.

Virat Kohli's batting reminds me of Federer: AB de Villiers

12 May 2020

Virat Kohli's batting reminds me of Federer: AB de Villiers

South African legend AB de Villiers hailed Virat Kohli and Steve Smith for their batting style.

Smith terms comments surrounding ABD as fake

29 Apr 2020

Smith terms comments surrounding ABD as fake

Former opener Graeme Smith, who was named South Africa's Director of Cricket a few days earlier, has termed comments surrounding AB de Villiers as fake.

IPL: All-time XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore

27 Apr 2020

IPL: All-time XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Despite never lifting the IPL title, Royal Challengers Bangalore have enjoyed the love of fans throughout the twelve seasons.

I will never leave RCB: Virat Kohli

25 Apr 2020

I will never leave RCB: Virat Kohli

Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed that he will continue to represent his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore as long as he plays.

A look at IPL's greatest XI from 2008-2019

18 Apr 2020

A look at IPL's greatest XI from 2008-2019

The Indian Premier League (IPL) started on this day back in 2008 and went on to be celebrated like a festival.

AB de Villiers uncertain about playing in T20 WC

13 Apr 2020

AB de Villiers uncertain about playing in T20 WC

South African batsman AB de Villiers opened up on his prospect of playing the T20 World Cup later this year.

Here are the little known facts about IPL

12 Apr 2020

Here are the little known facts about IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season is set to commence on April 9.

In a chat with Pietersen, Kohli talks about Dhoni, ABD

03 Apr 2020

In a chat with Pietersen, Kohli talks about Dhoni, ABD

Indian skipper Virat Kohli termed MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers as his best batting partners.

A look at top five innings in IPL history

28 Mar 2020

A look at top five innings in IPL history

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 had earlier got postponed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

IPL 2020: Famous victories of Royal Challengers Bangalore

12 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Famous victories of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore continue to escalate their fan base despite facing a slump in the last three IPL editions.

NZ vs IND: Boult batted like ABD, says Finn

23 Feb 2020

NZ vs IND: Boult batted like ABD, says Finn

New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult grabbed eyeballs after scoring a quickfire 38 off 24 deliveries on day 3 of the first Test against India in Wellington.

Android 11 developer preview: How to install on Pixel phones

20 Feb 2020

Android 11 developer preview: How to install on Pixel phones

Google has released the first developer preview of Android 11, its next big mobile operating system.

How Kohli and AB de Villiers revived KL Rahul's journey?

12 Feb 2020

How Kohli and AB de Villiers revived KL Rahul's journey?

The Indian cricket team suffered its worst series defeat in 31 years after New Zealand defeated India in the third ODI at Mount Maunganui.

5th T20I, India beat New Zealand: List of records broken

02 Feb 2020

5th T20I, India beat New Zealand: List of records broken

The Indian cricket team beat New Zealand in the fifth T20I on Sunday.