Hashim Amla- SA's key to winning ICC Champions Trophy?
Hashim Amla is one of the calmest and classiest batsmen of the current generation.
Apart from bringing steadiness in South Africa's batting line up, he remains glued to the 22-yards whenever his team needs.
Let us have a look at his career and why he is one of the most dangerous batsmen at the Champions Trophy.
Is Amla the greatest batsman of this generation?
30 May 2017
A calm player, but a rapid run scorer
In the last ODI against England at the Lord's yesterday, Amla became the quickest batsman to reach the mark of 7000 runs in 150 ODI innings from 153 matches, breaking Virat Kohli's record of 161 innings.
Incidentally, Hashim Amla is also the quickest player to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 and 6000 runs in the one day international matches.
Amla's statistics in the ODIs
In his nine year ODI career, Hashim Amla has scored 7032 runs in 150 innings, at an average of 50.22 and a strike rate of 89.23. He has scored 24 centuries as well as 33 half centuries.
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Amla's recent performances
In the 2017 Indian Premier League, Amla was part of Kings XI Punjab's squad.
He played 10 matches and scored 420 runs, including two centuries. He was the only batsman to score two centuries in the IPL. Unfortunately, both his centuries went in losing cause.
Amla scored 152 runs in the recent three-match series against England, hitting two half centuries.
Amla in England
With an average of 58.08, Amla has one of the best batting averages in England. He has 697 runs from 14 ODI innings and a strike rate of 92.68. His highest score in England is 150.
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