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Aiden Markram
Personal information
Full name Aiden Kyle Markram
Born (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 23)
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Height 6 ft 1[1] in (1.85 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Opening Batsman
International information
National side
  • South Africa (2017–present)
Test debut (cap 332) 28 September 2017 v Bangladesh
Last Test 20 July 2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 122) 22 October 2017 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 12 August 2018 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2014–present Northerns
2016–present Titans
2018–present Durham
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 10 7 49 33
Runs scored 1,000 193 3,707 1,200
Batting average 55.55 27.57 47.52 38.70
100s/50s 4/3 0/1 10/18 4/2
Top score 152 66 182 183
Balls bowled 52 30 414 372
Wickets 0 2 3 14
Bowling average 19.00 66.33 23.71
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/18 1/1 4/45
Catches/stumpings 8/– 4/– 48/– 13/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 August 2018

Aiden Kyle Markram (born 4 October 1994) is a South African cricketer who captained the South African U-19 cricket team to win the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.[2][3][4][5]

Contents

  • 1 Domestic career
  • 2 International career
    • 2.1 Debut years
    • 2.2 Record breaking start
    • 2.3 One Day International captaincy
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Domestic career[edit]

Markram made his First class debut for Northerns cricket team against South Western Districts on 9 October 2014.[6] He was included in the Northerns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[7] In 2016, Markram was club professional for Walkden in the Bolton Cricket League.

In May 2017, he was named Domestic Newcomer of the Year at Cricket South Africa's annual awards.[8] In August 2017, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Stars' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[9] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa postponed the tournament until November 2018.[10]

International career[edit]

Debut years[edit]

In June 2017, he was named in South Africa’s Test squad for their series against England, but did not play.[11] In August 2017, he was named as captain of the South Africa A cricket team for their two four-day matches against India A.[12]

In September 2017, he was named in South Africa's Test squad for their series against Bangladesh.[13] He made his Test debut for South Africa against Bangladesh on 28 September 2017.[14]

Record breaking start[edit]

After narrowly missing out on a maiden Test century on debut, Markram completed the feat in the second Test against Bangladesh on 6 October 2017 scoring 143 off 186 balls before being bowled by Rubel Hossain.[15]

In October 2017, he was added to South Africa's One Day International (ODI) squad ahead of the third match against Bangladesh, replacing Hashim Amla.[16] He made his ODI debut for South Africa against Bangladesh on 22 October 2017, scored 66 runs and took 2 wickets.[17]

In December 2017, he scored his second Test hundred and became the first South Africa player to score two centuries in his first three Tests.[18]

One Day International captaincy[edit]

In February 2018, South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis was ruled out of the last five ODIs and the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India due to a finger injury.[19] Markram was named as South Africa's captain for the remaining ODI fixtures in du Plessis' absence.[20] He, at the age of 23 years 123 days, is the second youngest player to captain South Africa in ODIs after Graeme Smith.[21]

On 30 March 2018, Markram scored his career-best score of 152 runs on the first day of the fourth test against Australia.[22]

In August 2018, he was named in South Africa's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the one-off match against Sri Lanka, but he did not play in the fixture.[23]