Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla is a right handed batsman who plays for South Africa. A regular in the South African Test side, Amla is recognised as one of the best batsmen in the longest format of the game. Amla made his Test debut in 2004 against India in Kolkata. It proved to be a false start with many questioning his ability. He was given a Test cap again against New Zealand and this time he, shone, scoring 149 and helping the Proteas to a draw. He is also the only South African to score a triple century in Test cricket. Over the years, he erased questions about his abilities in the shorter format of the game and has scored over 6000 ODI runs. Amla also captained South Africa. He took over at a time of transition and hence to find significant success as skipper. In 2016, he relinquished the post for AB de Villiers.
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Josh Hazlewood keen to keep the wood on Hashim Amla

Josh Hazlewood dismissed Amla five times when South Africa beat Australia away in a three-Test series in November 2016, including a golden duck in the first Test in Perth.

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India vs South Africa: To lose series like this gets your feet back on ground, says Hashim Amla

Hashim Alma spoke about how the team can learn lessons from the series loss, why inexperienced skipper Markram will benefit from the experience and why Indian wrist spinners have been effective.

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India vs South Africa: We haven’t been in this tough position before, says Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla says his team is not used to the hammering that it has received in the ongoing ODI series against India.

India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2: Hashim Amla shuffles, India reshuffle

South Africa bulwark Hashim Amla tweaks his trigger movement to negate swing, but bowlers and top order put India in a position to turn the tables on hosts.

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India vs South Africa 1st Test: In company of ‘Amla Army’

The Amla Army were stationed behind the square boundary. They always are. They have been there and done it.

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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Twitterati amused to see two Hashim Amlas in first T20I

The image of two Hashim Amlas during the first T20I between South Africa and Bangladesh cracked Twitter up.

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Hashim Amla breaks another Virat Kohli record, becomes fastest to 26 ODI hundreds

Hashim Amla had also broken Virat Kohli’s record as he became the fastest to reach 7000 runs in ODIs.

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South Africa vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Hosts on top despite Dean Elgar heartbreak on Day 2

Dean Elgar made 199 and Hashim Amla scored 137 as South Africa batted remorselessly until tea before captain Faf du Plessis declared.

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There are benefits of T20 league in a country, says Hashim Amla

South Africa’s Hashim Amla talks about the forthcoming Global T20 League, the best bowler he has faced in the shortest format and on his decision to be part of the World XI team which will play in Pakistan next month.

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Faf du Plessis to lead World XI squad for Pakistan tour; Hashim Amla, George Bailey also picked

Led by Faf du Plessis the team will feature the likes of current players like Hashim Amla, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir, among others. Veterans like Paul Collingwood and Darren Sammy will also be a part of the squad.

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: It’s scary…the amount of runs Hashim Amla has piled on in his short career, says AB de Villiers

Hashim Amla’s 103 was his 25th ODI hundred and he is now the fastest batsmen to reach the 25-ton mark. He is also the fastest to 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs respectively.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Hashim Amla scores 25th ODI ton in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener

Hashim Amla got off to a slow start for South Africa against Sri Lanka in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener but picked up the pace of his innings in the middle overs. He went on to post his 25th ODI ton.

Hashim Amla breaks another Virat Kohli record, fastest to 7000 ODI runs

Hashim Amla took just 151 innings to reach 7000 runs and thereby broke Virat Kohli’s record (who reached 7000 runs in 166 innings). Incidentally, he is also the fastest to reach 2 000 runs, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000 and 6 000 runs.

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Hashim Amla scores second century of IPL 2017

Hashim Amla, who had earlier scored 104*, scored his second century of IPL 2017 for Kings XI Punjab on Sunday.

ICC World T20: We can’t take Afghanistan for granted, says Hashim Amla

South Africa were stunned by England in their ICC World T20 opener in Mumbai despite setting a huge 230-run target.