Dane Vilas

Country: South Africa
Born: June 10, 1985, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Dane Vilas Bio

Dane James Vilas, the South African cricketer, has made a significant impact on the sport with his impressive skills as a wicketkeeper-batter. Born on June 10, 1985, in Cape Town, South Africa, Vilas embarked on a cricketing journey that would see him represent his country on the international stage and make a name for himself in the cricketing world.

Vilas made his international debut in a T20I against India in 2012, showcasing his immense talent behind the stumps and with the bat. Unfortunately, his limited-overs opportunities were limited, as he lost his place to the legendary AB de Villiers, who took over the gloves. However, Vilas’ chance in the Test format arrived in 2015 when he made his Test debut against Bangladesh.

Although his debut Test was marred by rain, Vilas soon found himself on a tour of India, participating in four Tests later that year. In a twist of fate, he was called in as a replacement for the injured Quinton de Kock just 45 minutes after the start of the Wanderers Test against England in January 2016. Despite the pressure, Vilas managed to make an impact with his batting prowess and determination.

In 2017, Vilas opted for a Kolpak deal with Lancashire, ending his international career with South Africa. This move allowed him to devote himself to his county team and showcase his skills in English cricket. He quickly became an integral part of the Lancashire squad, captaining the team from the 2018 season onwards.

During his time with Lancashire, Vilas proved to be a valuable asset with both the gloves and the bat. He displayed his ability to score big runs and lead the team to victory on several occasions. One of his standout performances was a magnificent innings of 235 not out against Somerset, which played a significant role in salvaging an improbable victory for Lancashire. Furthermore, he showcased his destructive batting skills by scoring an astonishing 266 off just 240 balls in an innings win over Glamorgan.

Vilas’ contributions to Lancashire have solidified his reputation as a skilled and reliable cricketer. His leadership and impressive performances have made him a favorite among both his teammates and the fans. He continues to be an influential figure in English cricket, showcasing his passion and commitment to the sport.

Off the field, Vilas gained recognition for his involvement in the film “Hansie” in 2008, where he played the role of the legendary South African fast bowler, Allan Donald. This opportunity allowed him to add a touch of authenticity to the film’s on-field scenes and further contribute to the cricketing world beyond his playing career.

With a career full of accomplishments and a bright future ahead, Dane James Vilas will undoubtedly be remembered as a talented wicketkeeper-batter hailing from South Africa. His dedication to the sport and his noteworthy performances will forever be etched in the annals of cricket history.

Dane Vilas Career Stats

Dane Vilas Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 9 0 94 26 10.44 210 44.76 0 0 11 0 13 0
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 199 298 32 10633 266 39.97 16189 65.68 25 47 1251 121 471 20
List A 185 169 25 5292 166 36.75 5283 100.17 10 27 452 116 177 30
T20s 225 194 45 4180 75* 28.05 3242 128.93 0 16 313 128 115 30

Dane Vilas Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 199 3 78 56 0 - - - 4.3 - 0 0 0
List A 185 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 225 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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