Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 32 years 156 days

Major teams South Africa, Cape Cobras, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Essex, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa XI

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak

Relation Brother - AM Amla

Hashim Mahomed Amla
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 84 142 13 6770 311* 52.48 13121 51.59 23 28 831 8 69 0
ODIs 121 118 9 5919 159 54.30 6609 89.55 21 28 592 38 61 0
T20Is 28 28 2 662 56 25.46 544 121.69 0 1 76 10 10 0
First-class 188 307 28 14331 311* 51.36 44 69 142 0
List A 177 172 11 7601 159 47.21 24 39 81 0
Twenty20 79 78 6 2100 88* 29.16 1705 123.16 0 12 244 30 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 84 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 121 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 28 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 188 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 177 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 79 2 2 5 0 - - - 15.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 28-Dec 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Aug 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 16, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka, Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Aug 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v New Zealand at Centurion, Aug 16, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
44 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 26 Aug 2015 ODI # 3678
8 South Africa v New Zealand Potchefstroom 23 Aug 2015 ODI # 3677
124 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 19 Aug 2015 ODI # 3676
14 South Africa v New Zealand Centurion 16 Aug 2015 T20I # 452
48 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 14 Aug 2015 T20I # 451
- South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 30 Jul 2015 Test # 2174
13 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 21 Jul 2015 Test # 2172
15 South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 15 Jul 2015 ODI # 3668
22 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 12 Jul 2015 ODI # 3666
14 South Africa v Bangladesh Dhaka 10 Jul 2015 ODI # 3663
Profile

An elegant strokeplayer blessed with the temperament to make the most of his talent, Hashim Amla is the first South African of Indian descent to reach the national squad - his grandparents migrated from Gujarat - and he shares the penchant for wristy leg-side flicks that ooze off his bat. A quiet man, there is no doubting Amla's immense hunger for runs. His elevation to the South Africa side was a poorly kept secret after he reeled off four centuries in his first eight innings of the 2004-05 season, after being appointed captain of the Dolphins (formerly Natal) at the tender age of 21. His older brother by four years, Ahmed, made his first-class debut two seasons before Hashim, but there is little doubt that the younger Amla is the better player. He is also a devout Muslim whose requests to have logos promoting alcohol removed from his playing gear have been successful so far. Amla toured New Zealand with the South African Under-19 team in 2000-01, he captained South Africa at the 2002 Under-19 World Cup, and after starring for the A team, made his Test debut against India in 2004-05. He was not an instant success, with serious questions emerging about his technique as he mustered 36 runs in four innings against England later that season.

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Timeline
    • Nov 28-Dec 2, 2004
      A modest beginning
      • Hashim Amla was highly rated in South African circles when he made his Test debut, but the start to his international career was distinctly modest: against India in Kolkata, he scores 24 and 2, and then adds only 36 more in his next four Test innings, at home against England. The result: no more Test cricket for the next 15 months.
    • Apr 27-May 1, 2006
      Hitting back
      • Given another chance at Test cricket, Amla grabs it with both hands, scoring 149 against New Zealand in Cape Town, his maiden Test century.
    • November 8-20, 2007
      New Zealand conquered, again
      • After going 23 innings without a Test century, Amla takes advantage of yet another tour by New Zealand. This time he goes one better, scoring hundreds in successive Tests, including an unbeaten 176 in Johannesburg.
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Aug 26, 2015

Oh dear: Hashim Amla watches the leading edge that would get him out caught and bowled, South Africa v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Durban, August 26, 2015

Oh dear: Hashim Amla watches the leading edge that would get him out caught and bowled

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Aug 19, 2015

Hashim Amla was bowled for a 126-ball 124, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Centurion, August 19, 2015

Hashim Amla was bowled for a 126-ball 124

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Aug 19, 2015

Hashim Amla made his 21st ODI century, South Africa v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Centurion, August 19, 2015

Hashim Amla made his 21st ODI century

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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