Dewald Brevis

Dewald Brevis (born 29 April 2003) is a South African cricketer.[2][3][4] Brevis is also known as 'Baby AB' for his playing resemblance to AB de Villiers.[5][6]

Dewald Brevis
Personal information
Born (2003-04-29) 29 April 2003 (age 19)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nickname360°, Baby AB [1]
Domestic team information
2022Mumbai Indians
2022St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2023-presentMI Cape Town
Career statistics
Competition T20
Matches 32
Runs scored 809
Batting average 28.89
100s/50s 1/1
Top score 162
Balls bowled 219
Wickets 12
Bowling average 22.89
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/19
Catches/stumpings 15/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 July 2022


In April 2021, he was signed by Northerns ahead of the 2021–22 domestic cricket season in South Africa.[7] He made his Twenty20 debut on 8 October 2021, for the South Africa Under-19s in the 2021–22 CSA Provincial T20 Knock-Out tournament.[8]

In November 2021, Brevis was named in South Africa's team for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.[9] During the tournament, he scored two centuries and three fifties,[10] and was named the Player of the Tournament, after scoring 506 runs.[11] In February 2022, Brevis was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the 2022 Indian Premier League auction.[12][13] In July 2022, he was signed by the Kandy Falcons for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.[14]

Records and achievementsEdit


  • CSA T20 Challenge winner 2022–23 runner-up 2021–22
  • 6IXTY T10 cricket tournament winner 2022


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  2. ^ "Dewald Brevis". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Dewald Brevis aspires to play at least '10 per cent' like idol AB de Villiers". Cricket Fanatics Mag. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  4. ^ "'AB 2.0' Dewald Brevis stars for SA under-19 despite T20 KO loss to Eastern Storm". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Who is South Africa's Dewald Brevis, famously known as Baby AB?". CricTracker. 28 January 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  6. ^ "'Baby AB': South Africa U19's Dewald Brevis goes viral for uncanny resemblance with AB de Villiers; Watch video". Hindustan Times. 16 January 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  7. ^ "17-year-old Dewald Brevis named in Northerns squad". Club Cricket SA. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Pool C, Bloemfontein, Oct 8 2021, CSA Provincial T20 Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  9. ^ "CSA announce SA U19 touring squad for outbound tour and junior World Cup in the Caribbean". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Stars of the U19 Cricket World Cup: South Africa's record-breaking 'Baby AB' Dewald Brevis". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  11. ^ "India win fifth U-19 World Cup title after seamers Raj Bawa, Ravi Kumar prove too hot for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  12. ^ "'Baby AB de Villiers' Dewald Brevis goes to Mumbai Indians for Rs 3 crore". The Hindu. 12 February 2022. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Dewald Brevis: How U19 World Cup launched Mumbai Indians star's career". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  14. ^ "LPL 2022 draft: Kandy Falcons sign Hasaranga; Rajapaksa to turn out for Dambulla Giants". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2022.

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