Aiden Markram has been named as the T20I captain for South Africa in their upcoming white-ball series against West Indies, as Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) squads.
Markram will take over the captaincy from Temba Bavuma who stepped down from the role last month. Markram’s previous experience leading the South African Under-19 team, as well as captaining at provincial and franchise level, will stand him in good stead for his new role. He recently led Sunrisers Eastern Cape to the inaugural Betway SA20 title.
Key Takeaways From South Africa’s Squad Announcements:
- Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala have been named in the ODI squads.
- Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada have been rested for the ODI series under workload management.
- Ryan Rickelton makes his return to the ODI setup following a stellar One-Day Cup campaign.
- Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Dafabet Warriors, and Tristan Stubbs have received maiden ODI call ups.
Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe opened up on the selection, stating:
“I would like to congratulate Aiden on his appointment as captain of the Proteas T20I team. Leadership is extremely familiar to him having successfully led on so many levels. He is a player that inspires confidence and he has all the qualities to succeed in the role. We have no doubt it will help take South Africa to the next level.
“At the same time, we would like to thank Temba for filling the position so aptly over the past two years. He has done a commendable job during this period and now has a new role to fulfil within the national set-up.”
The white-ball series kicks off with the ODI series on March 16 at Buffalo Park while the T20I series will commence on March 25 at SuperSport Park,Centurion.
South Africa’s Squads for ODI and T20I Series:
For 1st and 2nd ODIs:
Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Andile Phehlukwayo,Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen.
For 3rd ODI:
Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Wayne Parnel, Andile Phehlukwayo,Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen.
Aiden Markram (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.