Ahmed Amla

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Ahmed Amla
Personal information
Full name
Ahmed Mahomed Amla
Born (1979-09-15) 15 September 1979 (age 43)
Durban, Natal, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsHashim Amla (brother)
Domestic team information
1999–2013KwaZulu Natal Dolphins (squad no. 99)
1997/98Natal B
1998/99KwaZulu-Natal B
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 128 127 53
Runs scored 6,587 3,147 801
Batting average 34.30 31.15 22.25
100s/50s 13/33 2/24 -/1
Top score 164* 107* 52*
Balls bowled 849 204 162
Wickets 8 6 8
Bowling average 68.50 36.66 33.75
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0
Best bowling 2/53 1/8 2/30
Catches/stumpings 67/– 37/– 14/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 23 February, 2016

Ahmad Mahomed Amla (born 15 September 1979) is a South African former cricketer.

He played domestic cricket for the Dolphins. A right-handed batsman, he made his first-class debut as a teenager in 1997/98. His brother, Hashim Amla, played Test and ODI cricket for South Africa.

In April 2013, it was announced that Amla was retiring from all forms of cricket. He planned to focus on his studies towards a business degree and to pursue business interests.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Amla made his first-class debut in 1997 for Natal B. He was picked in the South Africa Academy that toured Namibia and was also selected for the South African under-19 team. He established himself as a regular in the Kwa-Zulu Natal provincial team and when franchise cricket took off, he played for the Dolphins - with his brother for a time, and captained the side from 2006 to 2009, becoming the second Amla to do so after Hashim captained the side in 2004.[2][3]

Coaching career[edit]

From at least 2011 to 2013, Amla was involved in coaching roles with the Mozambican national team, initially as a consultant and then as senior coach.[4]


  1. ^ Ahmed Amla retires from cricket, 18 April 2013 URL visited on 13 December 2013
  2. ^ Compton, Patrick. "Dolphins choose new skipper". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  3. ^ Compton, Patrick. "Amla quits as Dolphins captain". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  4. ^ Firdose Moonda (28 May 2011). "Taking Africa to the next level" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 11 February 2015.

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