Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:43

Surrey have signed former Proteas batsman Hashim Amla on a two-year Kolpak contract.

The 36-year-old retired from international cricket in August as the Proteas' second-highest Test run scorer with 9,282 runs in 124 matches.

Amla is the only South Africa batsman to score a Test triple hundred - 311 not out against England in 2012.

He was Test captain between 2014 and 2016, scoring 28 centuries and averaging 46.64.

He joins former team-mate Morne Morkel at 2018 County Championship winners Surrey, who had been looking for an experienced batsman with Ollie Pope and Rory Burns likely to be away on England duty for extended periods of next season.