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Amla expected to follow the Kolpak route
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Amla expected to follow the Kolpak route

Former South African senior batsman Hashim Amla is expected to sign a Kolpak deal with Surrey, just two months after retiring from international cricket. The veteran player called time on his career in the aftermath of the World Cup, where Amla’s mediocre stint was a point of concern.

The 36-year-old, possessing the experience of playing in 124 Tests, will be signing a two-year deal with the county team according to sources. It has been revealed that Amla was also in talks with Middlesex but he is reported to be more interesting in joining Surrey where fellow South African Morne Morkel also plays as a Kolpak player.

Amla had a distinguished career playing in the top order for his national side, racking up heaps of runs in all three formats of the game. However, his form suffered towards the latter part of his career and he eventually quit international cricket earlier in the summer.