Cape Town Blitz Rope In Hashim Amla As Batting Consultant
Former South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has joined Cape Town Blitz as their batting consultant during the upcoming Mzansi Super League. Meanwhile, it will be his first stint as a support staff following his retirement earlier this year.
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Amla will join the side after November 25 after his stint in the Abu Dhabi T10 League. The prolific batsman will ply his trade for the Karnataka Tuskers as the icon player and captain. Cape Town Blitz were runners-up in the inaugural edition of MSL and will look to go one better. They take on Jozi Stars in the opening match of the Mzansi Super League on November 8 (Friday).
The franchise was extremely happy to rope in Hashim Amla as their support staff. Head coach Ashwell Prince said that the presence of Amla will help the young batsmen in the group. The former Proteas cricketer is hopeful that Amla will have a successful career as the support staff.Hashim Amla (Credits: Twitter)
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“Hashim has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game and we’re really looking forward to him bringing that to our management team,” coach Ashwell Prince said. “There are obviously a few very promising young batsmen in our squad, and I think they will benefit immensely from having him around. It’s also an opportunity for him to explore whether a position such as batting consultant could be something that he might want to take up in future. I have no doubt that he’d do a great job at it if he did,” he added.
Meanwhile, Hashim Amla has represented his nation in 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is. The prolific opener’s Test career saw him hit 28 centuries with his 9282 runs in the format coming at an average of 46.64. He also holds an excellent record in the ODI with the fastest to 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 and 7000 ODI runs. Amla finishes his ODI career with 27 centuries, the most by a South African batsman.