Hashim Amla has made himself unavailable for Cape Cobras for the remaining matches of the CSA T20 Challenge.
In his released statement on Saturday Amla said the following:
“I have opted not to make myself available for selection for the Cape Cobras for the remainder of the T20 Challenge‚ I express my sincere gratitude to the Cobras coaching staff and team for the game time over the last three weeks‚ given the circumstances. Ultimately‚ I want to use the remaining time before the World Cup to fine tune my batting and prepare for the tournament.”
The Cape Cobras have secured a semi-final spot vs Warriors but they have not enjoyed the runs which they hoped for from a batsman of Amlas caliber.
In 8 innings Amla has scored 92 runs, averaging 11.50 at a strike of 83(second lowest in the competition).
The veteran batsman averages 66 in England and South Africa will hope he is somewhere close to his best if they are to have a successful campaign at the world cup.
Amla could be back on May 24 against Sri Lanka in Cardiff for South Africa’s World Cup warm-up match.