Hashim Amla will look to have a successful stint at Derbyshire © Getty Images
Hashim Amla will look to have a successful stint at Derbyshire © Getty Images

South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday. Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand’s Test series against England. David Miller ready to wait until he earns Test call

“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,”Amla said in a statement on the Derbyshire website. ICC World Cup 2015: Philander’s inclusion was to meet race quota, says Mike

Welch said: “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.” Amla’s first Derbyshire match will be a Division Two encounter at home to Northamptonshire on May 10. Ashwell Prince likely to replace Andrew Hudson as CSA’s convenor of selectors