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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
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 103 175 14 7952 49.39 311* 15857 50.15 26 32 991 10 91 0
ODIs 150 147 10 6880 50.22 159 7721 89.11 24 31 700 48 75 0
T20is 38 38 5 1070 32.42 97* 824 129.85 0 6 122 22 16 0
First Class 208 342 29 15546 49.67 311* 30270 51.36 47 73 2018 28 164 0
List A 208 202 12 8620 45.37 159 9888 87.18 27 43 877 57 95 0
T20s 117 116 12 3510 33.75 104* 2730 128.57 2 23 383 73 29 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 103 5 54 0 37 0 4.11 0/4 0 0 0
ODIs 150 0 0 - 0 0 0
T20is 38 0 0 - 0 0 0
First Class 208 20 393 5 277 1 277 4.23 393 1/10 0 0 0
List A 208 2 16 0 28 0 10.5 0/4 0 0 0
T20s 117 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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