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Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 31 years 151 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 79 137 12 6415 311* 51.32 12460 51.48 22 27 792 8 63 0
ODIs 91 88 7 4473 150 55.22 4972 89.96 15 23 438 23 44 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 147 142 9 6155 150 46.27 18 34 64 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 79 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 91 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 181 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 147 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 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, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 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
24 South Africa v Australia Harare 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3516
15 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
122* South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
4 South Africa v Zimbabwe Harare 9 Aug 2014 Test # 2135
139*, 25 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
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
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 29, 2014

Hashim Amla plays one off his toes, Zimbabwe v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, August 29, 2014

Hashim Amla plays one off his toes

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Aug 19, 2014

Hashim Amla was bowled while trying to sweep, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Bulawayo, August 19, 2014

Hashim Amla was bowled while trying to sweep

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Aug 17, 2014

Hashim Amla plays a sweep shot, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, August 17, 2014

Hashim Amla plays a sweep shot

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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