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Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 32 years 57 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 82 141 13 6757 311* 52.78 13093 51.60 23 28 830 8 68 0
ODIs 115 112 9 5692 159 55.26 6330 89.92 20 28 563 35 56 0
T20Is 26 26 2 600 56 25.00 490 122.44 0 1 70 9 9 0
First-class 185 304 28 14238 311* 51.58 44 68 140 0
List A 171 166 11 7374 159 47.57 23 39 76 0
Twenty20 76 75 6 1987 88* 28.79 1614 123.11 0 11 233 27 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 82 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 115 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 185 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 171 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 76 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 South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 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 Derbyshire v Northamptonshire at Derby, May 10-13, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Derbyshire at Leicester, May 22, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8 Derbyshire v Leics Leicester 22 May 2015 T20
29 Derbyshire v Yorkshire Leeds 15 May 2015 T20
1, 20 Derbyshire v Northants Derby 10 May 2015 FC
10 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
16 South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
12 South Africa v U.A.E. Wellington 12 Mar 2015 ODI # 3633
38 South Africa v Pakistan Auckland 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3626
159 South Africa v Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
65 South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 ODI # 3616
22 South Africa v India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3610
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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Mar 24, 2015

Hashim Amla is cleaned up by a Trent Boult delivery, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Hashim Amla is cleaned up by a Trent Boult delivery

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Mar 24, 2015

Hashim Amla walks back after being dismissed for 10, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Hashim Amla walks back after being dismissed for 10

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Mar 24, 2015

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla walk out to bat, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla walk out to bat

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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