Andrew James Hall
(born 31 July 1975, Johannesburg
, South Africa
) is a South African cricketer
and a former member of the South African cricket team
(playing from 1999 until 2007). He is an all-rounder
fast-medium pace, and has been used as both an opening batsman and in the lower order. Prior to making it on the South African first class cricket scene he played indoor cricket for South Africa. He broke through in 1995/96 and has played for Transvaal, Gauteng, and Easterns.
Hall was initially thought of solely as a limited overs cricket
specialist and made his ODI
debut against the West Indies
in 1999. He was a regular in the ODI side until 2007, taking part in South Africa's 2003 Cricket World Cup
squad and the 2007 Cricket World Cup
He appeared in the Test side sporadically and made his debut in 2002 against Australia
at Cape Town
. Batting at number 8, he scored 70 but did not pick up any wickets in the match.
He retired from international cricket in September 2007 and went to play for the Hyderabad Heroes
in the Indian Cricket League
and was a part of the squad that won the second Edelweiss Challenge.
During the 2003 England tour he received a late call-up to the squad and impressed with 16 wickets in the Test series. He scored a match-winning 99 not out at Headingley and became the 5th batsman in Test cricket to have been stranded one short of a hundred.
In 2004, due to the absence of the recently retired Gary Kirsten
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