Andrew James Hall is an all rounder, right handed batsman and a right arm fast medium bowler with the South African cricket team. He has also played cricket for the Chandigarh Lions, Durham Cricket Board, Kent, Dolphins, Easterns, Gauteng, ICL World XI, Suffolk, Northamptonshire, Transvaal and the Worcestershire cricket teams.
Andrew Hall started playing first class cricket in 1995. He made his International debut in a One day match against the West Indies at Durban in 1999. He remained not out at 9 runs off 8 balls which also included a boundary, bowling 7 overs. Though he did not claim any wickets he remained reasonable at an economy of 5.42 runs per over. South Africa won the match by 55 runs.
His test debut came in 2002 against Australia at Cape Town. Hall made a spectacular 70 runs which also included 10 boundaries in the first innings. He bowled 11 overs and maintained an economy of 4.27 runs per over. In the second innings, Hall was run out by Lee and Gillespie before he could make any runs. He bowled another 3 overs in the second innings giving away just 6 runs before Australia won by 4 wickets.
Hall made his first test century at Kanpur in 2004 against India with an amazing 163 runs. After being a part of the 2003 and 2007 World Cup teams, Hall was not selected to play the ICC World Twenty20 Championships. In September 2007, he retired from the International cricket and joined the rebel Indian Cricket League with the Hyderabad Heroes.
In a total of 21 test matches, Hall has scored 760 runs with a high score of 163 runs and a strike rate of 46.06. He also has 45 wickets to his name with an economy of 3.23 in test cricket. In One day cricket, Hall has scored 905 runs and claimed 95 wickets in the 88 matches that he played.
South African Cricket, Cricketer of the Year, 2002.