Andrew Hall

Country: South Africa
Born: July 31, 1975, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Andrew Hall Bio

Andrew James Hall is a former cricketer from South Africa who is remembered not only for his exceptional skills on the field but also for his resilience in the face of adversity. Born on July 31, 1975, Hall’s cricketing journey is marked by noteworthy achievements and a remarkable survival story.

In a shocking incident in 1998, Hall was shot at point-blank range during a mugging at an ATM machine. Despite being hit in the left hand by a bullet, he miraculously survived without serious damage. This incident is a testament to Hall’s determination and undying spirit, as he fought back to reclaim his place in the national team.

Initially regarded as a limited-overs specialist, Hall made his debut in South Africa’s one-day side against the West Indies in Durban in 1999. He went on to become a regular player in the ODI side until 2007, representing his country in the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups. Hall’s standout performance in the latter tournament was his maiden five-wicket haul against England in Bridgetown.

In 2003, during a series against Australia, Hall caught the selectors’ attention when he stepped up as Gary Kirsten’s opening partner and scored a composed 46 runs against the likes of Brett Lee. This notable performance earned him a spot in the South African squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. In the absence of Herschelle Gibbs, Hall formed a strong opening partnership with Kirsten and impressed with a remarkable 81 against a formidable Sri Lankan bowling attack, including the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan.

Hall, an exceptional allrounder, also played indoor cricket for South Africa before making his mark in the first-class game. Talented cricketing genes run in the Hall family, with his father, sister, and brother all representing South African representative teams.

Despite facing setbacks, including a ban for breaching ICC conduct codes in 2003, Hall consistently fought his way back into the national team. He recorded his maiden Test hundred, an impressive 163, in November 2004 while opening the innings against India in Kanpur.

After retiring from international cricket with 21 Test matches and 90 limited-overs matches under his belt, Hall embarked on a successful stint with English county side Northamptonshire. Taking over the captaincy midway through the 2010 season, he narrowly missed leading the team to promotion to Division One the following year.

Hall’s cricketing journey also took him to Zimbabwe, where he led the Mashonaland Eagles to victory in the inaugural Zimbabwean T20 competition. This further showcased his leadership skills and ability to inspire his teammates.

Despite his retirement from professional cricket, Hall’s name will always be associated with courage, determination, and his incredible survival story. His contributions to South African cricket and his impactful performances on the international stage will never be forgotten.

Andrew Hall Career Stats

Andrew Hall Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 33 4 760 163 26.2 1650 46.06 1 3 96 4 16 0
T20Is 2 1 0 11 11 11 10 110 0 0 1 0 0 0
ODIs 88 56 13 905 81 21.04 1206 75.04 0 3 90 10 29 0
FC 242 361 47 11072 163 35.26 - - 15 66 - - 228 0
List A 318 251 50 5990 129* 29.8 - - 6 33 - - 92 1
T20s 101 86 21 1420 66* 21.84 1197 118.62 0 4 147 25 27 0

Andrew Hall Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 21 38 3001 1617 45 3/1 5/20 35.93 3.23 66.6 0 0 0
T20Is 2 2 48 60 3 3/22 3/22 20 7.5 16 0 0 0
ODIs 88 78 3341 2515 95 5/18 5/18 26.47 4.51 35.1 3 1 0
FC 242 - 36355 17818 639 6/77 - 27.88 2.94 56.8 - 17 1
List A 318 - 12616 10072 365 5/18 5/18 27.59 4.79 34.5 11 2 0
T20s 101 97 1918 2432 118 6/21 6/21 20.61 7.6 16.2 2 2 0

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