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Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 31 years 116 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 77 134 11 6247 311* 50.78 11892 52.53 21 27 776 8 61 0
ODIs 88 85 6 4312 150 54.58 4790 90.02 14 23 426 20 42 0
T20Is 26 26 2 600 56 25.00 490 122.44 0 1 70 9 9 0
First-class 179 295 26 13707 311* 50.95 42 67 132 0
List A 144 139 8 5994 150 45.75 17 34 62 0
Twenty20 68 67 5 1741 88* 28.08 1418 122.77 0 9 201 25 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 77 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 88 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 179 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 144 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 28-Dec 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 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 Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota, Jul 12, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff, Jun 20, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 22 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
48 South Africa v Sri Lanka Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
101 South Africa v Sri Lanka Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
109 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
104 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
71 Surrey v Leics The Oval 22 Jun 2014 FC
55 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 20 Jun 2014 T20
27, 0/2 Surrey v Derbyshire Derby 15 Jun 2014 FC
61* Surrey v Sussex The Oval 13 Jun 2014 T20
9 Surrey v Gloucs Bristol 9 Jun 2014 FC
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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Jul 25, 2014

Hashim Amla plays one off his toes, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, July 25, 2014

Hashim Amla plays one off his toes

© AFP

Jul 23, 2014

Russell Domingo chats with Hashim Amla during training, Colombo, July 23, 2014

Russell Domingo chats with Hashim Amla during training

© AFP

Jul 23, 2014

Hashim Amla and Angelo Mathews at a charity event for the visually impaired, Colombo, July 23, 2014

Hashim Amla and Angelo Mathews at a charity event for the visually impaired

© Sri Lanka Cricket

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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