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Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 31 years 17 days

Major teams South Africa, 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 76 132 11 6214 311* 51.35 11832 52.51 21 27 773 8 60 0
ODIs 85 82 6 4054 150 53.34 4497 90.14 12 23 403 19 40 0
T20Is 26 26 2 600 56 25.00 490 122.44 0 1 70 9 9 0
First-class 174 289 26 13556 311* 51.54 42 66 126 0
List A 141 136 8 5736 150 44.81 15 34 60 0
Twenty20 64 63 4 1577 88* 26.72 1274 123.78 0 7 183 24 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 76 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 174 387 275 1 1/10 275.00 4.26 387.0 0 0 0
List A 141 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 64 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 28-Dec 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 11, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
22 South Africa v India Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
56 South Africa v England Chittagong 29 Mar 2014 T20I # 391
43 South Africa v Netherlands Chittagong 27 Mar 2014 T20I # 386
41 South Africa v New Zealand Chittagong 24 Mar 2014 T20I # 383
23 South Africa v Sri Lanka Chittagong 22 Mar 2014 T20I # 379
24 South Africa v Pakistan Fatullah 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
16 South Africa v Bangladesh A Fatullah 18 Mar 2014 Other T20
2 South Africa v Australia Centurion 14 Mar 2014 T20I # 365
4 South Africa v Australia Durban 12 Mar 2014 T20I # 363
38, 41 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
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. 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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Apr 4, 2014

Hashim Amla is bamboozled by an R Ashwin carrom-ball, India v South Africa, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 4, 2014

Hashim Amla is bamboozled by an R Ashwin carrom-ball

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Mar 29, 2014

Hashim Amla was dismissed by Stuart Broad for 56, England v South Africa, World Twenty20 2014, Group 1, Chittagong, March 29, 2014

Hashim Amla was dismissed by Stuart Broad for 56

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Mar 29, 2014

Hashim Amla raises his bat after scoring his maiden T20 fifty, England v South Africa, World Twenty20 2014, Group 1, Chittagong, March 29, 2014

Hashim Amla raises his bat after scoring his maiden T20 fifty

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

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