• Hashim Amla

    • Role: Opening batsman
    • Batting: Right Hand Batter
    • Bowling: Leg Breaks
    • Nickname: Hash
    • Date of Birth: March 31, 1983
    • Place of Birth: South Africa




Hashim Amla has made a meteoric rise up the batting rankings in both Test match and ODI cricket over the course of the past 5 years and is currently ranked in the top 4 in both categories. He has scored 20 of his 22 Test match centuries during that period and another 11 in the limited overs format.

He has developed something of a love affair with the country of his ancestors during that period, making 4 Test centuries in India. Three of these came in the 2010 series when he made what was then a career best 253 not out in the Proteas’ win by an innings at Nagpur and then another two in the following match at Eden Gardens, coincidentally the ground on which he made his Test debut in 2004.

He thus became the 5th South African and the third of the modern era to score centuries in both innings of a Test match. Not surprisingly these feats saw him named SA Cricketer of the Year for 2010. He won the award for a second time in 2013. He was also selected for the ICC Test Team of the Year for the fourth time in 2013.

He has recently come off outstanding tours of England during which he became the first South African to score a Test match treble hundred and was named Man of the Series in both the Test matches and the ODIs, and of Australia where he was named Man of the Match for his innings of 196 in the deciding match of the series. This is also the highest individual innings for the Proteas against Australia since unity.

His rise to the top in the ODI format has been stunning by any standards. He only got the chance to get into the SA one-squad for the Indian tour of 2010 when Graeme Smith was ruled out by injury and he has been a first choice ever since. On the tour to the West Indies later that year he scored 2 centuries and became the first Protea to have an aggregate of more than 400 runs in a five-match series. He currently has the best average and the third best career strike rate of those Proteas who have scored more than 1 000.

He has an average of 51 in Test cricket and 54 in ODIs and scored his 3 000th ODI run in England 12 matches quicker than anybody else in the history of this format.

At the start of the 2011-12 season he was named vice-captain of both the ODI and T20 teams and led the Proteas in the ODI series against Australia but has since relinquished that role at his own request. He became South African Test captain in 2014.

He and AB de Villiers briefly held the ODI third wicket all-time partnership record of 238, established against Pakistan in 2013.


Format M IN NO R HS AVG SR 100S 50S CT ST
Tests 102 173 14 7883 311* 49.57 50.13 26 31 91 0
ODIs 150 147 10 6880 159 50.21 89.10 24 31 75 0
T20Is 38 38 5 1070 97* 32.42 129.85 0 6 16 0
First-class 207 340 29 15477 311* 49.76 47 72 164 0
List A 206 201 12 8562 159 45.30 27 42 95 0
Twenty20 107 106 9 3090 97* 31.85 126.53 0 21 30 0
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 102 54 37 0 - - 4.11 - 0 0
ODIs 150 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
T20Is 38 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
First-class 207 393 277 1 277.00 4.22 393.0 0 0
List A 206 16 28 0 - - 10.50 - 0 0
Twenty20 107 2 5 0 - - 15.00 - 0 0

Fuss-free Amla pleased to be back in the runs

Hashim Amla has credited his quiet focus in the build-up to his 100th Test match for South Africa as the motivation behind his 26th Test hundred in the third Sunfoil Test match against Sri Lanka at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.

CSA congratulates Hashim Amla on century of Test caps

HASHIM AMLA today became the eighth Protea to complete a century of Test match appearances for the Standard Bank Proteas when the third Sunfoil Test match between the Proteas and Sri Lanka started at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium this morning.

Du Plessis leads tributes to Amla’s century stand

Standard Bank Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, has led the tributes to star batsman, Hashim Amla, ahead of his 100th Test match for South Africa in the third Sunfoil Test against Sri Lanka starting at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.

Fredericks trusts gourmet food, Amla milestone and Bullring atmosphere will lure capacity crowd

Amla is one of South Africa’s greatest-ever stars and he is the leading run-scorer at the Bidvest Wanderers of players still actively involved in the game, with 741 runs assembled at an average of 49.46.

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