Hashim Amla      

Full name Hashim Mahomed Amla

Born March 31, 1983, Durban, Natal

Current age 31 years 339 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 111 108 9 5616 159 56.72 6250 89.85 20 28 548 35 56 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 167 162 11 7298 159 48.33 23 39 76 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 111 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 184 393 277 1 1/10 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0 0
List A 167 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 Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 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 Ireland v South Africa at Canberra, Mar 3, 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
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
11 South Africa v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
- South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
46 South Africa v Sri Lanka Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
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
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 3, 2015

Hashim Amla embraces Dale Steyn after taking the catch to dismiss Ed Joyce, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Hashim Amla embraces Dale Steyn after taking the catch to dismiss Ed Joyce

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Mar 3, 2015

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis helped South Africa surge to 411, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis helped South Africa surge to 411

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Mar 3, 2015

Hashim Amla became the fastest to 20 ODI centuries, Ireland v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Canberra, March 3, 2015

Hashim Amla became the fastest to 20 ODI centuries

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town - Mar 5-8
Cape Cobras 156 Dolphins 158/2
29th Match, Pool B: Pakistan v South Africa at Auckland
Mar 7, 2015 (14:00 local | 01:00 GMT | 20:00 EST -1d | 19:00 CST -1d | 17:00 PST -1d)
Final: Free State v Border at Bloemfontein
Mar 7, 2015 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST -1d)
36th Match, Pool B: South Africa v U.A.E. at Wellington
Mar 12, 2015 (14:00 local | 01:00 GMT | 21:00 EDT -1d | 20:00 CDT -1d | 18:00 PDT -1d)
Cape Cobras v Warriors at Cape Town
Mar 12-15, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Knights v Lions at Bloemfontein
Mar 12-15, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Titans v Dolphins at Centurion
Mar 12-15, 2015 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
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