Hashim Amla joins Surrey for rest of the season

Surrey have announced the signing of South African run machine Hashim Amla until the end of the English season.

Hashim Amla at a training session at the Adela...

Hashim Amla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Amla, the current world number one Test batsman, will debut in the Championship away at Durham on 22 August and will be available for all six remaining Championship fixtures.

J.P. Duminy is unavailable to play for Surrey due to his commitments with the Hyderabad Sunrisers in the upcoming Champions League T20 in September, and would not have been able to fulfil the two month period initially agreed upon.

Hashim Amla said: “It is a great pleasure and honour to have been asked by Alec Stewart to play for Surrey County Cricket Club. The Kia Oval holds a lot of fond memories for me personally. I look forward to returning there this year and hopefully enjoying similar success.”

Alec Stewart, Director of Cricket at Surrey CCC, added: “I’m very pleased to have secured the services of Hashim Amla, unquestionably a world-class batsman, for the last six games in the LV= County Championship.

“I would like to thank Hashim and Cricket South Africa for the excellent communication and professional manner which has enabled us to complete this deal.”

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