Amla signs Derbyshire deal

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Published: Tuesday 21st April 2015 by The News Editor

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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.

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.”

Published: Tuesday 21st April 2015 by The News Editor

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