Dean Elgar has been backed by Ottis Gibson as a ‘like-for-like’ replacement for Hashim Amla in ODIs.
Hashim Amla, who has given 14 years’ service to the Proteas and set numerous records along the way, has been granted South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga.
Hashim Amla says he sympathises with Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft after they were banned for ball-tampering.
Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla scored 69 for the second wicket as the Proteas recovered from 6-1 to 75-1 by lunch on day one of the third Test at Newlands.
Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla put on 43 runs for the third wicket as the Proteas reached lunch on 110-2 on day two of the second Test at St George’s Park.
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon put the visitors on the front foot as he removed Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla in quick succession as South Africa laboured to 55-3 at tea at Kingsmead in Durban.
Australia quick Josh Hazlewood is aiming to maintain his dominance over Hashim Amla in the first Test starting in Durban on Thursday.
Hashim Amla says the Proteas top order takes full responsibility for their series defeat to India.
Hashim Amla scored a crucial half-century on day two at the Wanderers to keep South Africa’s chances of beating India alive.
The Proteas were 143-6 and trailed by 44 runs at tea on day two at the Wanderers.