Proof: AB is a batting freak

2015-10-30 09:54
AB de Villiers

Cape Town - AB de Villiers' 119 runs off 61 balls against India was just the latest in a string of performances over the years that have suggested he is one of the best to have ever played the game. 

And now he has the statistics to back that up. 

Australian news website reveal that, after De Villiers' blinding innings in Mumbai, the Proteas skipper now tops a pretty strange list in the history of ODI cricket. 

De Villiers is now the only batsman in the world to average over 50 (54.21) at a strike rate of over 100 (100.28). Only batsmen who have scored more than 500 ODI runs were considered. 

If De Villiers keeps up this form for the rest of his career he will be the only batsman in the history of ODI cricket to have achieved such a statistic. 

The website adds that there are only 17 players in ODI history have a higher strike rate than De Villiers. Of those, the highest average belongs to Bangladesh's Soumya Sarkar (49.42), but he has only played 16 ODIs compared to De Villiers' 195. 


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