Amla retired from international cricket in August as the second-highest Test run scorer in South African history with 9,282 runs in 124 matches and has now committed to Surrey for the next two domestic seasons. It will be his third stint with the Club after 14 appearances across 2013 and 2014.
He will link up with compatriot Morne Morkel at The Kia Oval. The pair played Test cricket together for almost 12 years until Morkel’s retirement in 2018 with Amla even leading his country between 2014 and 2016.
The Kia Oval is a special place for Amla, who became the first South African to score a triple century when he notched an unbeaten 311 against England here in 2012. He enjoys a stunning first-class record at Surrey’s home ground, with 946 runs in 13 innings at an average of 78.83.
As well as his vast Test experience, Amla also played in three 50-over World Cup and three T20 World Cups during his international career with 9271 international white-ball runs to his name.