AB De Villiers: Cricket Player Profile

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:19 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 11:19 PM UTC

"His batting, and occasional wicketkeepeing, made him the most sought-after franchise signing in the world T20 game."

<h2>AB De Villiers Facts and Stats</h2><p> </p><p><strong>Team:</strong> Royal Challengers Bangalore</p><p><strong>Speciality:</strong> Batsman</p><p><strong>IPL runs:</strong> 3,953</p><p><strong>Average:</strong> 39.5</p><p><strong>Sixes:</strong> 187</p><p><strong>Centuries: </strong>3</p><p><img alt src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yrrso0FLJE9G2ildYw80m1wLuOxMmISJlBGOS3FBVsaGk6Q_jEopYwGQaHZ0Apqv2nd9e_1TQIGGt6MpyXPYBwxpIaWT-S4P=s1200" style="width:600px;height:425px;" /></p><h2>Did you know?</h2><p>The South African is affectionately known as AB the world over. His batting, and occasional wicketkeepeing, made him the most sought-after franchise signing in the world T20 game. He brought runs at an astonishing rate, an ability to win a match on his own from any position and bums on seats. De Villiers was a marketeer’s dream.</p><p>This year in the IPL, though, he will aim for his first title. In a previous stint with Delhi Daredevils, glory has eluded him. It may well do again. Although the crowds flock to see AB, he is the victim of cricket’s bloated modern calendar. He is only 35 but has been playing the game for 16 seasons, 14 of them across all formats internationally. Such a workload took a heavy toll on mind and body and he retired from South Africa duty last year.</p><p>He doesn’t quite have the old vim and vigour at the crease, although there is no doubt he will produce a couple of knockout efforts for Bangalore this time. Just remember that this is not the same AB that we know and love of five years ago so an IPL 2019 title is unlikely.</p><p><strong>Read More:</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/2019-indian-premier-league-complete-ipl-betting-guide/89535/" target="_blank" title="Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide">Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide</a></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Related articles</strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/david-warner-cricket-player-profile/89597/" target="_blank" title="David Warner: Cricket Player Profile">David Warner: Cricket Player Profile </a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ms-dhoni-cricket-player-profile/89595/" target="_blank" title="MS Dhoni: Cricket Player Profile">MS Dhoni: Cricket Player Profile</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chris-gayle-cricket-player-profile/89594/" target="_blank" title="Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile">Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-cricket-player-profile/89593/" target="_blank" title="Virat Kohli: Cricket Player Profile">Virat Kohli: Cricket Player Profile</a></strong></p>
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