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Hashim Amla

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Full Name: Hashim Mahomed Amla
Born: March 31 1983 , Durban
Country: South Africa
County: Derbyshire
Other teams: Cape Cobras, Dolphins, Essex, KwaZulu-Natal, Nottinghamshire, Surrey
Test debut: India v South Africa, Kolkata, Nov 28-Dec 2 2004
ODI debut: Bangladesh v South Africa, Chittagong, Mar 9 2008
T20 debut: Australia v South Africa, Brisbane, Jan 13 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break


Since his arrival in international cricket, Amla has gone on to develop into one of the finest batsmen in the world game. Long talked about as a future South Africa international, Amla finally lived up to the prophecy when he was called up to face India in 2004. It marked the first time a South African of Indian descent had represented the Proteas, and although he didn’t immediately thrive on the international scene, it didn’t take long for him to make his mark. After a quiet couple of years, Amla announced himself with a century against New Zealand to help salvage a draw and followed i...

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