Hashim Amla is a South African International Cricket Player. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break, Medium fast bowler.
Amla is from the Home town of Durban, Natal, South Africa. He is a powerful batsman in South Africa and a top international player.
Since High School, Amla started playing cricket. For the best performance, he got a place in the Provisional cricket. Next, Amla got selected in the Under-19 and played many good games. Later, he promoted as captain for Under-19 and led the South African for the U-19 world cup. Although Australia won the world cup in the finals.
Later, Amla also appointed as captain for Dolphins, One of the franchise cricket team in the KwaZulu-Natal.
Hashim Amla played his first debut test match on November 2004 against Indian team. Although he didn’t perform much well in the initial games. Later, Amla played his first debut ODI match on March 2008 against Bangladesh team.
In subsequent, Amla scored the first maiden century on his first series against Bangladesh with runs of 140 from 135 balls. This playing well appreciated by the teammates and proved the batting skills.
In the first cricket career, Amla played mostly the Test games and only after four years he played ODI. In the test, Amla scored the first maiden century on 2006 with runs of 149 against New Zealand team.
He continued the playing style and had a good form in Test cricket with an average of 57.10 and 1599 runs from 19 matches. Later, Amla helped South African team on very crucial time by scoring good runs. He solid play in the cricket has brought many victories for South Africa.
One of the notable game is India against South Africa, which Amla scored 253 runs and helped the team reaching 553. Next, India loses all wickets with a total score of 233 and South Africa won the match.
In the next test match, South Africa scored only 296 with Amla score of 144. On the next batting by Indian team scored 643 runs among which four batsman secured centuries.
Presently, Amla has played more than 122 test games and 170 ODI in total. The best score of Amal in the test cricket is 311 runs and 159 in ODI.
During the South Africa tour of England, Amla has scored the first triple century, which is also the High score in Test. At the end of the game, South Africa won the series.
On the retirement of Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla appointed as new captain for test tour of Sri Lanka. With the excellent captaincy and play, South African won the game.
Amla also played In IPL for Kings XI Punjab team on 2016 which he performed well by securing two century and three half-centuries. Amla didn’t have a chance to play in 2018 IPL, as he remained unsold at the end of auction.
- First South African cricketer to score a triple hundred in test cricket.
- Fastest player to secure 7000 runs in ODI.
- Best 5th wicket partnership in T20 game.
- Fourth Cricket player to score 25 centuries in ODI and test games.