South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla to join Derbyshire on short-term deal

  • Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire on short-term deal to play five matches  
  • Amla will play three T20 Blast and two County Championship matches 
  • South Africa Test captain's first match will be against Northamptonshire

By Pa Reporter

Published: 13:27 GMT, 21 April 2015 | Updated: 13:28 GMT, 21 April 2015

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Hashim Amla is to join Derbyshire next month for three NatWest T20 Blast and two LV= County Championship matches.

Amla has been recruited to replace Martin Guptill after the New Zealander was called up by his country for the Test series against England.

South Africa Test captain Amla, 31, will begin his short stint with Derbyshire in the Division Two championship fixture at home to Northamptonshire on May 10.

Hashim Amla has signed a short-term contract to play five matches for Derbyshire, starting next month

Hashim Amla has signed a short-term contract to play five matches for Derbyshire, starting next month

He said: 'I'm delighted to have the opportunity to play in England this summer.

'Derbyshire is an ambitious club with an exciting young team and I've enjoyed working with (coach) Graeme (Welch) before.'

Welch added: 'Hashim is a world-class batsman and a proven match-winner on both the Test and limited-overs stage.

'He's a player I have worked with before, and I know he will be a great influence on the younger lads.'

The South Africa Test captain celebrates as he reaches 150 against Ireland at the World Cup

The South Africa Test captain celebrates as he reaches 150 against Ireland at the World Cup

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