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Hashim Amla Biography & Latest News

Hashim Amla Biography

Hashim Mahomed Amla is a South African cricketer and a right handed top order batsman. An elegant strokeplayer blessed with the temperament to make the most of his talent, Hashim Amla is the first South African of Indian descent to reach the national squad. His elevation to the South Africa side was a poorly kept secret after he reeled off four centuries in his first eight innings of the 2004-05 season, after being appointed captain of the Dolphins (formerly Natal) at the tender age of 21 years.  Amla toured New Zealand with the South African Under-19 team in 2000-01, he captained South Africa at the 2002 Under-19 World Cup, and after starring for the A team, made his Test debut against India in 2004-05. He was not an instant success, with serious questions emerging about his technique as he mustered 36 runs in four innings against England later that season. He is currently ranked by the International Cricket Council as the world's top batsman in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Amla became the first South African to score a Test match triple century when he scored 311 not out against England in 2012. In the 57th innings of his one-day international career, Amla became the fastest batsman to score 3,000 ODI runs, requiring 12 innings fewer than Sir Vivian Richards.

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Stats: Most centuries by a batsman in international cricket

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Australian youngster Harry Nielsen given emergency call to keep for South Africa in practice match

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South Africa vs Australia 2016, 3rd ODI: Live Streaming info, probable playing XI and match details

Upbeat Proteas look to seal series in Durban even as the Amla conundrum continues

Faf du Plessis denies his role in the controversial dropping of Hashim Amla

Stand-in skipper attributes the decision to the selectors amidst quota complications.

South Africa vs Australia, 2nd ODI Stats: Faf du Plessis becomes first batsman to score centuries in all formats at a single venue

Statistical highlights from the second ODI between South Africa and Australia.

An open letter to AB de Villiers on what he should do with the South African team

A deep, heartfelt letter to a friend.

South Africa vs Australia 2016, 1st ODI: Live Streaming info, probable playing XI and match details

Dale Steyn returns as Proteas eye promising start to home summer.

Quinton de Kock takes sly dig at Aussie players

South African wicket keeper makes a comment that would not go down well with the Aussies.
ICC presents Test Championship mace to Pakistan

AB de Villiers reveals he was nervous before smashing the fastest ODI hundred ever

The 32-year old explains how 'everything felt just right' when he was carting the West Indian bowlers all over the park.
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