Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 31 years 305 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 82 141 13 6757 311* 52.78 13093 51.60 23 28 830 8 68 0
ODIs 107 104 9 5359 153* 56.41 5980 89.61 19 27 528 30 50 0
T20Is 26 26 2 600 56 25.00 490 122.44 0 1 70 9 9 0
First-class 184 302 28 14217 311* 51.88 44 68 139 0
List A 163 158 11 7041 153* 47.89 22 38 70 0
Twenty20 74 73 6 1950 88* 29.10 1580 123.41 0 11 227 27 19 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 107 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 184 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 163 16 28 0 - - - 10.50 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 74 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 South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 28, 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 South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Western Province Boland v Dolphins at Cape Town, Apr 7, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town, Dec 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
133 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 28 Jan 2015 ODI # 3593
61* South Africa v West Indies East London 21 Jan 2015 ODI # 3587
153* South Africa v West Indies Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015 ODI # 3583
66 South Africa v West Indies Durban 16 Jan 2015 ODI # 3579
63, 38* South Africa v West Indies Cape Town 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
33 South Africa v West Indies Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2153
208 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
26 Cape Cobras v Knights Cape Town 12 Dec 2014 T20
51, 0/9 South Africa v Springboks Johannesburg 5 Dec 2014 Other T20
56* Cape Cobras v Warriors Paarl 3 Dec 2014 T20
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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Jan 28, 2015

Hashim Amla brought out all his shots, South Africa v West Indies, 5th ODI, Centurion, January 28, 2015

Hashim Amla brought out all his shots

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Jan 28, 2015

Hashim Amla plays strongly through the off side, South Africa v West Indies, 5th ODI, Centurion, January 28, 2015

Hashim Amla plays strongly through the off side

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Jan 21, 2015

Hashim Amla eased to a half-century in the chase, South Africa v West Indies, 3rd ODI, East London, January 21, 2015

Hashim Amla eased to a half-century in the chase

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Tournament Results
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Apr 15, 2011
Uganda won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Apr 15, 2011
P.N.G. won by 127 runs
U.A.E. v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Apr 15, 2011
U.A.E. won by 5 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v Namibia at Dubai (CA) - Apr 14, 2011
Namibia won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
P.N.G. v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Apr 14, 2011
P.N.G. won by 1 run
U.A.E. v Bermuda at Dubai (DSC) - Apr 14, 2011
U.A.E. won by 43 runs
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