Amla scored 55 centuries across all formats for South Africa in a 15-year career

Surrey have signed former South Africa batsman Hashim Amla on a two-year Kolpak contract.

The 36-year-old retired from international cricket in August as the Proteas’ second-highest Test run scorer with 9,282 runs in 124 matches.

Amla is the only South Africa batsman to score a Test triple hundred – 311 not out against England in 2012.

He was Test captain between 2014 and 2016, scoring 28 centuries and averaging 46.64.

“Surrey are one of the most established and accomplished cricket clubs in the world and I am very excited to be joining them again,” he told the Surrey website.