So, the weight of 174 ODIs, nearly 8,000 runs, 27 hundreds, a batting average of 49.27 and a slew of records counted in favour of Hashim Amla’s selection ahead of Reeza Hendricks for the World Cup, writes GARY LEMKE.
Cape Cobras assistant coach Faiek Davids has backed Hashim Amla to overcome his bad run of form.
The South African top-order, led by Faf du Plessis’s 79, got in a good day’s batting as they ended on 338, a lead of 51 over a Sri Lanka XI in their warm-up match in Colombo.
Rilee Rossouw emerged triumphant from a head-to-head battle with Dean Elgar as both scored nineties in the One-Day Cup.
Rilee Rossouw picked up the baton from his fallen comrade Hashim Amla to save Hampshire from defeat against Somerset at Taunton in the County Championship.
Hashim Amla was 14 runs away from yet another hundred as he fought to keep Hampshire in the game against Somerset in the County Championship.
Hashim Amla’s determined ton was a labour in vain as Hampshire went down fighting to Nottinghamshire in the County Championship.
Hashim Amla continued to impress at Hampshire after his third fifty in as many matches, while Aiden Markram has yet to score.
Hashim Amla, who has given 14 years’ service to the Proteas and set numerous records along the way, has been granted South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga.
Hashim Amla battled to 36 while Gareth Berg’s 75 saved Hampshire from embarrassment in the county match against Worcestershire.
Aiden Markram’s superb century laid the foundation of a big score as the Proteas went to tea at 177-2 in the fourth Test against Australia at the Wanderers.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes the ‘go-slow’ session by Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla in the second Test was the perfect innings.
Hashim Amla says he and Dean Elgar had to ‘dig in’ against a quality Australian attack when they scored just 43 runs in the afternoon session of day two.
Quinton de Kock’s struggles with the bat were reflected by the ICC’s latest Test rankings, which dropped him seven places to 27th.
Dean Elgar, after an excellent 2017, would open the batting with David Warner in an official Cricket Australia Test dream team.