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Dewald Brevis Biography, Career Path – U19 Cricketer

Dewald Brevis Biography: Dewald Brevis is a South African U19 cricketer who was born on April 29, 2003. Dewald Brevis gets under the radar when he got a half-century against India in ICC T20 World Cup 2022, following which the South African players were spotted holding a poster that said ‘BABY AB!’. 

On 8 October 2021, he made his Twenty20 debut for the South Africa Under-19s in the 2021–22 CSA Provincial T20 Knock-Out tournaments. He was picked to South Africa’s selection for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies in November 2021.

Dewald Brevis Biography Short

Dewald Brevis
Nick Name
Baby AB or AB 2.0
Date of Birth April 29, 2003
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Nationality South African
Father – Jack Devis
Mother – Yolanda Devis
Brother – Reinard
Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies)
Martial Status Unmarried
Lindy Maree
Professional Cricketer
Batting Style
Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Leg-break
Teams Played
Northerns, South Africa U-19s, Mumbai Indians

Dewald Brevis Biography

  • Dewald Brevis (born 29 April 2003) is a South African cricketer.
  • Dewald Brevis’s mother’s name is Yolanda Brevis who is self-employed, his father’s name is Jack Brevis. His elder brother’s name is Reinard Brevis.
  • He completed his schooling and mastered the fundamentals of cricket at Pretoria’s Afrikaanse Hoor Seunskool (Affies). Star cricketers from the Proteas, like AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, attended the same school.
  • Dewald Brevis’ cricket career began in his backyard, as it does for many others.
  • On his father’s pitch, he used to play cricket with his older brother.
  • In the absence of Reinard, his mother would toss balls at him for hours.
  • He began playing cricket in parks and then on genuine cricket grounds, a sport he began playing in his backyard.

Dewald Brevis Cricket Career

  • In April 2021, he was signed by Northerns ahead of the 2021–22 domestic cricket season in South Africa.
  • 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. He scored 46 from 25 balls that day, including two fours and four sixes.
  • Later the same year, on December 26, he played his debut Under-19 ODI against the West Indies Under-19s. He scored 14 runs off 25 balls and took three important wickets in the game.
  • In November 2021, he was named in South Africa’s team for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
      • Brevis scored 65 from 99 balls against India in his debut World Cup play. He also claimed the wickets of R Bawa and Vicky Ostwal.
      • Dewald Brevis has broken the world record for the most runs in a single U19 World Cup tournament. Dewald Brevis scored 506 runs in the 2022 U19 WC. Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan holds the record previously by scoring 505 runs.

Dewald Brevis IPL Career

  • Dewald Brevis was roped by five times IPL champion Mumbai Indians for INR 3 crores in IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
      • In April 6, 2022, Dewald Brevis made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders and scored 29 runs off 19 deliveries which includes a couple of sixes and as many as boundaries.
      • In April 13, 2022, in MI vs PBKS league match, Dewald Brevis scored 49 runs off 25 balls which includes 4 boundaries and 5 sixes. Notably, he smashed a boundary and 4 back to back sixes in the 9th over bowled by Rahul Chahar.

Dewald Brevis IPL Favourite Team

Dewald Brevis in IPL wishes to play for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) as De Villiers and Virat Kohli being two of his most favourite players.

“For me, the biggest dream is to play for the Proteas and then I am such a big fan of the IPL, I would love to play for RCB because AB (de Villiers) and (Virat) Kohli are there,” said Brevis in a video posted on the official website of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Meanwhile, it must be noted that De Villiers, who served RCB from 2011 to 2021, has retired from all forms of professional cricket. Dewald Brevis might be a better option for RCB who seeks a replacement player for ABD.

There are several pictures on social media where the young South African batter can be seen sporting the franchise’s jersey and gear.

Dewald Brevis names RCB as his favourite IPL team
Dewald Brevis in RCB Jersey

Dewald Brevis Unknown Facts

  • In 2021, he was a member of the Titans Clubs team.
  • He looks up to his countryman, former South African cricketer AB de Villiers (ABD).
  • Brevis is often referred to as ‘Baby AB’ or ‘AB 2.0.’
  • His cricketing strokes are similar to ABD’s.
  • He has participated in sports such as tennis, hockey, and athletics.
  • His jersey number is likewise 17, much like his idol’s.
Dewald Brevis with AB Devilliers
  • He obtained the number 17 with de Villiers’ approval.
  • He is a strong leg spinner in addition to being a top-order batsman.
  • Dewald aspires to play in the Indian Premier League.
  • Dewald Brevis holds the world record for the most runs in a single U19 World Cup tournament.

Dewald Brevis Batting Stats

M Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
IPL 3 82 45 41 52 157.69 0 0 0 6 7


Dewald Brevis World Cup Stats

Tournament Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
U19 WC 2022 6 6 0 506 138 84.33 561 90.19 2 3 0 45 18


Dewald Brevis Bowling Stats

Mat Inns Runs Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
overview 9 9 253 17 4/11 14.88 4.97 17.9 1 0


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