Full Name Hashim Mahomed Amla
Born March 31, 1983
Durban, Natal
Age 36 Years, 2 Months, 27 Days
National Side South Africa
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Batting Rank Test - 16, ODI - 20, World Cup - 20, T20I - 33, IPL - NA, CL - NA
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA, IPL - NA, CL - NA
Teams Played South Africa, Boland, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Essex, Hampshire, KwaZulu Natal, Nottinghamshire, Rest of South Africa, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, Surrey, Kings XI Punjab, Cape Cobras, South Africa Under-19, Tridents, Trinbago Knight Riders, Durban Qalandars, World XI, Durban Heat
Man of the Match Test - 6, ODI - 18, World Cup - 1, T20I - 1, IPL - 2, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2004 - 2019], [ODI, 2008 - 2019], [World Cup, 2011 - 2019], [T20I, 2009 - 2018], [IPL, 2016 - 2017], [CL, 2014],

Hashim Amla was summoned from domestic team Natal in 2004 seeking to fill the gap in the South African middle-order that looked to rebuild under Graeme Smith. After an unflattering start, it was in his fourth Test outing against New Zealand a year and half following his debut, that he scored a massive 149 to make his mark.

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Hashim Amla Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 124 215 16 9282 311* v ENG 28 41 1170 14 46.64 49.97 108 0
ODI 180 177 13 8033 159 v IRE 27 38 817 53 48.98 88.53 87 0
World Cup 21 21 1 762 159 v IRE 2 4 71 6 38.10 84.01 11 0
T20I 44 44 6 1277 97* v AUS 0 8 146 26 33.60 132.05 19 0
IPL 16 16 3 577 104* v MI 2 3 60 21 44.38 141.76 - -
CL 4 4 0 127 59 v TRI 0 1 19 2 31.75 151.19 0 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 5 9 0 37 0 0/4 v NZ 0 0 - 4.11 -
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
World Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CL 2 0.2 0 5 0 0/1 v HOH 0 0 - 15.00 -

Hashim Amla Profile

Hashim Amla was summoned from domestic team Natal in 2004 seeking to fill the gap in the South African middle-order that looked to rebuild under Graeme Smith. After an unflattering start, it was in his fourth Test outing against New Zealand a year and half following his debut, that he scored a massive 149 to make his mark.


Amla was symbolic of Test batsmen of yore who bid their time to build long innings. It often forced him into an ultra-defensive mode, carefully choosing deliveries to entertain his willow with, a weakness bowlers initially suspected. He was given time to iron out flaws just like his South African side circa 2006. It took another 11 Tests since that 149 for Amla to post a second ton, once again facing New Zealand at home in late 2007 at Johannesburg. It was the first of two consecutive hundreds, opening floodgates in the process.


Centuries in India and England a year later marked his adoption to the highest level, atoning for poor displays in those very foreign soils earlier in his career. It also sparked an ODI call-up against Bangladesh in 2008, a position he hasn't relinquished since. As South Africa returned to being in and among the best in all formats by 2009, Amla's presence in the middle-order has been one of the ingredients of resurgence. However, the monk-like cricketer hit his purple patch in 2010, scoring 1000 plus runs with a staggering average of around 75. His consistency in both, Tests and ODIs is the biggest strength of his cricketing repertoire. Amla took his awe-inspiring form for the next couple of years in ODIs as well as Tests. In 2012, he became the first ever South African to score a triple ton, when he scored 311 at the Oval.


The name Hashim Amla soon became synonyms for consistency and in the year 2013, he achieved a rare feat by becoming the first batsman since Ricky Ponting to head both the Test and ODI rankings of ICC. Amla was also handed the Test captaincy of the national team in 2014 but failed to deliver in the leadership role. He eventually stepped down.


Post the 2015 World Cup where the Proteas reached the semi-final, Hashim Amla has not been his same self. The form had deteriorated but the class remained the same so the South African has retained the spot in the team, especially with AB de Villiers retiring. The bearded legend has always been a special batsman and no matter how the career ends up being in the last few years, he will be one of the best that the country has ever produced!

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