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Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 32 years 320 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 92 156 13 7358 311* 51.45 14699 50.05 25 29 910 8 78 0
ODIs 131 128 9 6204 159 52.13 6966 89.06 22 29 622 40 67 0
T20Is 30 30 2 700 56 25.00 571 122.59 0 1 81 10 11 0
First-class 197 323 28 14952 311* 50.68 46 70 151 0
List A 187 182 11 7886 159 46.11 25 40 87 0
Twenty20 81 80 6 2138 88* 28.89 1732 123.44 0 12 249 30 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 92 5 54 37 0 - - - 4.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 131 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 197 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 187 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 81 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 England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Mar 9, 2008 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v England at Cape Town, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Brisbane, Jan 13, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A South Africa v England at Cape Town, Feb 14, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 India v South Africa at Cuttack, Oct 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
59 South Africa v England Cape Town 14 Feb 2016 ODI # 3738
0 South Africa v England Johannesburg 12 Feb 2016 ODI # 3737
127 South Africa v England Centurion 9 Feb 2016 ODI # 3736
4 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 6 Feb 2016 ODI # 3734
6 South Africa v England Bloemfontein 3 Feb 2016 ODI # 3732
109, 96 South Africa v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
40, 5 South Africa v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
201 South Africa v England Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
7, 12 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
10, 23 Cape Cobras v Knights Cape Town 17 Dec 2015 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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Feb 14, 2016

Hashim Amla continued his run of good form, South Africa v England, 5th ODI, Cape Town, February 14, 2016

Hashim Amla continued his run of good form

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Feb 12, 2016

Hashim Amla was bowled by Stuart Broad for 0, South Africa v England, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, February 12, 2016

Hashim Amla was bowled by Stuart Broad for 0

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Feb 9, 2016

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 239 for the first wicket, South Africa v England, 3rd ODI, Centurion, February 9, 2016

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 239 for the first wicket

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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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