2012 Review

Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 31 years 184 days

Major teams South Africa, Cape Cobras, 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 79 137 12 6415 311* 51.32 12460 51.48 22 27 792 8 63 0
ODIs 95 92 7 4621 150 54.36 5177 89.26 15 25 449 24 47 0
T20Is 26 26 2 600 56 25.00 490 122.44 0 1 70 9 9 0
First-class 181 298 27 13875 311* 51.19 43 67 134 0
List A 151 146 9 6303 150 46.00 18 36 67 0
Twenty20 72 71 5 1868 88* 28.30 1502 124.36 0 10 220 27 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 79 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 95 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 181 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 151 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 72 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 Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 2014 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 Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare, Aug 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Harare, Sep 6, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, Sep 28, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
40, 0/4 Cape Cobras v Kings XI Mohali 28 Sep 2014 T20
59 Cape Cobras v Tridents Mohali 26 Sep 2014 T20
8, 0/1 Cape Cobras v Hurricanes Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 Sep 2014 T20
20 Cape Cobras v Northern D Raipur 19 Sep 2014 T20
51 South Africa v Australia Harare 6 Sep 2014 ODI # 3526
14 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 4 Sep 2014 ODI # 3524
17 South Africa v Australia Harare 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3522
66 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Aug 2014 ODI # 3518
24 South Africa v Australia Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
15 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
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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Sep 28, 2014

Hashim Amla struck seven fours in his 22-ball 40, Cape Cobras v Kings XI Punjab, Champions League T20, Group B, Mohali, September 28, 2014

Hashim Amla struck seven fours in his 22-ball 40

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Sep 28, 2014

Hashim Amla fends off a rising delivery, Cape Cobras v Kings XI Punjab, Champions League T20, Group B, Mohali, September 28, 2014

Hashim Amla fends off a rising delivery

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Sep 26, 2014

Hashim Amla goes on the attack, Barbados Tridents v Cape Cobras, Champions League T20, Group B, Mohali, September 26, 2014

Hashim Amla goes on the attack

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