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Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name: NULL
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 17th Feb 1984
    Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
  • TEAM:
  • South Africa, Derbyshire, Kings XI Punjab, Cape Cobras, South Africans, Trinbago Knight Riders, Dolphins, World XI
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 109 186 14 8578 49.87 311* 16899 50.76 28 35 1076 14 97 0
ODIs 158 155 11 7381 51.26 159 8273 89.22 26 34 744 51 81 0
T20is 41 41 6 1189 33.97 97* 908 130.95 0 7 135 25 17 0
First Class 216 356 30 16508 50.64 311* 31874 51.79 50 78 2144 38 172 0
List A 216 210 13 9121 46.3 159 10440 87.37 29 46 921 60 101 0
T20s 120 119 13 3629 34.24 104* 2814 128.96 2 24 396 76 30 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 109 5 54 0 37 0 4.11 0/4 0 0 0
ODIs 158 0 0 - 0 0 0
T20is 41 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 216 20 393 5 277 1 277 4.23 393 1/10 0 0 0
List A 216 2 16 0 28 0 10.5 0/4 0 0 0
T20s 120 2 2 0 5 0 15 0/1 0 0 0
PROFILE

During his short-term stay at Essex, Hashim Alma was christened ‘WG’ in reference to WG Grace. It’s not hard not to see why.

 

The Durban-born Alma’s rapid ascent to Test captain of the South African team, taking over after Graeme Smith’s retirement, was no accident. Initially criticised for his lack of runs during early tours in India and England, he has silenced those who questioned his technique. He is now the fastest to reach 2000 runs in One-Day Internationals, the first South African to score a triple century in Tests (311 against England), the fastest to reach 3000 ODI runs, overtaking a certain Vivian Richards, and then, again, the fastest to reach 4000 and 5000 runs.

 

He became the first since Ricky Ponting in 2013 to head both the ODI and Test rankings, and, in what is just another record for him, only the fourth person to ever score ODI centuries against all Test-playing nations.

 

An elegant strokemaker and a mainstay in all formats for his country, Amla opens in ODIs and comes one down in Tests. As South Africa’s second non-white Test captain, he helped them retain the Test mace for the No. 1 side in the world in 2014. The individual records are likely to keep tumbling; but can ‘WG’ help his team to the greatest prize of them all?

  • Last Updated: 28th Jan 2017
  • Author: Aman
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