Aiden Markram Career, He is a South African cricketer who is the current captain of the South Africa national cricket team in Twenty20 International cricket. He is also a former captain of the South Africa national under-19 cricket team.
Markram was born in Centurion, South Africa, on 4 October 1994. He made his first-class debut for Northerns in 2014 and quickly established himself as one of the most promising young batsmen in South Africa. In 2014, he captained the South Africa under-19 team to victory in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Markram made his Test debut for South Africa in September 2017 against Bangladesh.
He made an immediate impact, scoring 97, 143, and 125 in his first three Tests. He has since established himself as one of South Africa’s leading batsmen in Test cricket, with an average of 40.25. Markram made his ODI debut for South Africa in October 2017 against New Zealand. He has also been successful in ODI cricket, with an average of 44.78. In 2021, he was South Africa’s leading run-scorer in ODIs, with 570 runs at an average of 63.33. Markram was appointed captain of the South Africa national team in August 2022. He has also been successful in T20I cricket, with an average of 35.64. In 2022, he was named the ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Year. Markram is a technically gifted batsman with a wide range of shots. He is also a good fielder and a handy bowler. He is considered to be one of the most exciting young cricketers in the world.
Awards and achievements
- ICC Men’s T20I Player of the Year (2022)
- South African Cricketer of the Year (2018)
- South African Domestic Newcomer of the Year (2017)
- ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Player of the Tournament (2014)
- South Africa U19 Cricket World Cup Captain (2014)
Aiden Markram Career statistics
- Test matches: 34, runs scored: 2,285, centuries: 5, half-centuries: 14, average: 40.25
- ODI matches: 42, runs scored: 2,316, centuries: 6, half-centuries: 20, average: 44.78
- T20I matches: 49, runs scored: 974, half-centuries: 13, average: 35.64