Aiden Markram

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Aiden Markram
Personal information
Full nameAiden Kyle Markram
Born (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 25)
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Height6 ft 1[1] in (1.85 m)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 332)28 September 2017 v Bangladesh
Last Test10 October 2019 v India
ODI debut (cap 122)22 October 2017 v Bangladesh
Last ODI6 July 2019 v Australia
ODI shirt no.4
T20I debut (cap 81)22 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I24 March 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.4
Domestic team information
2018Durham (squad no. 4)
2019Hampshire (squad no. 16)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 17 26 2 60
Runs scored 1,358 643 18 4,217
Batting average 43.80 27.95 9.00 43.47
100s/50s 4/6 0/2 0/0 10/22
Top score 152 67* 15 182
Balls bowled 152 120 514
Wickets 0 3 3
Bowling average 44.00 81.66
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/18 1/1
Catches/stumpings 15/– 12/– 1/– 57/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 10 October 2019

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] In the 2018 South African Cricket Annual, he was named as one of the five Cricketers of the Year.[6][7]

Domestic career[edit]

Markram made his First class debut for Northerns cricket team against South Western Districts on 9 October 2014.[8] He was included in the Northerns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[9] 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.[10] In August 2017, he was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Stars' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[11] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[12]

In October 2018, he was named in Paarl Rocks' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[13][14]

In March 2019, he signed for Hampshire County Cricket Club as their overseas player for the first part of the season.[15] Later the same month, Markram scored 127 runs in the final of the 2018–19 Momentum One Day Cup, to help Titans win the tournament.[16][17]

In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Paarl Rocks team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[18]

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.[19] In August 2017, he was named as captain of the South Africa A cricket team for their two four-day matches against India A.[20]

In September 2017, he was named in South Africa's Test squad for their series against Bangladesh.[21] He made his Test debut for South Africa against Bangladesh on 28 September 2017.[22]

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.[23]

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.[24] He made his ODI debut for South Africa against Bangladesh on 22 October 2017, scored 66 runs and took 2 wickets.[25]

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.[26]

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.[27] Markram was named as South Africa's captain for the remaining ODI fixtures in du Plessis' absence.[28] He, at the age of 23 years 123 days, is the second youngest player to captain South Africa in ODIs after Graeme Smith.[29]


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

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.[31] In March 2019, he was again named in South Africa's T20I squad, this time for the series against Sri Lanka.[32] He made his T20I debut for South Africa against Sri Lanka on 22 March 2019.[33]

In April 2019, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[34][35]


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  3. ^ Balachandran, Kanishkaa (28 February 2014). "Composed Markram leading by example". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
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  8. ^ "Sunfoil 3-Day Cup – Pool A: South Western Districts v Northerns at Oudtshoorn, 9–11 October 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  9. ^ Northerns Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ "De Kock dominates South Africa's awards". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  11. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Aiden Markram: South Africa opener to join Hampshire as overseas player". Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Markram magic leads Titans to MODC title". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  17. ^ "CSA congratulates Titans on MODC triumph". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  18. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
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  21. ^ "Markram set for Test debut against Bangladesh". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  22. ^ "1st Test, Bangladesh tour of South Africa at Potchefstroom, Sep 28-Oct 2 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  23. ^
  24. ^ "Amla rested for final ODI; Markram called up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  25. ^ "3rd ODI, Bangladesh tour of South Africa at East London, Oct 22 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  26. ^ "Markram's record-breaking start". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  27. ^ "Finger injury rules Du Plessis out of India ODI and T20 Series". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  28. ^ "Aiden Markram to fill in as South Africa captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  29. ^ "Records | One-Day Internationals | Individual records (captains, players, umpires) | Youngest captains | ESPNcricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2018-03-01.
  30. ^ "Markram's fourth ton adds to Australia's woes". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  31. ^ "Chance for South Africa to finish Sri Lanka tour on a high". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  32. ^ "Markram, Nortje, Qeshile called up for T20Is against Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  33. ^ "2nd T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of South Africa at Centurion, Mar 22 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  34. ^ "Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  35. ^ "Amla edges out Hendricks to make South Africa's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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