Sify – [U.K], March 1 (ANI):South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has been roped in by Hampshire as an overseas player for the early part of the upcoming County Championship season.

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  • [U.K], March 1 (ANI):South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has been roped in by Hampshire as an overseas player for the early part of the upcoming County Championship season.
  • Amla’s selection means George Bailey will not make a return to the Hampshire squad, with team’s head coach Giles White also conforming that the Australian player would not be signed to replace the South African in the second half of the 2018 domestic season.
  • He’s a world-class player and this addition adds strength and depth to our batting for the first three months of the season,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Amla, as saying.
  • Amla, on the other hand, said that he is looking forward to spend first three months of the season with Hampshire and gain some high-quality cricket ahead of his side’s tour to Sri Lanka.
  • I look forward to spending the first three months of the season with them, which works out well for me to be able to get some high-quality cricket in before the Proteas tour to Sri Lanka in July,” Amla added.


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