Aiden Markram to make Test debut against Bangladesh

Squad: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj , Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier , Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a 13-member squad on Friday (September 22) for the first of the two Tests against Bangladesh. The 22-year-old Aiden Markram, who was a part of the squad on the England tour, having been called up as a cover for Faf du Plessis, is tipped to open alongside regular opener Dean Elgar.

“He gained valuable insight into the Proteas team culture during the tour of England and he has shown maturity beyond his years, having captained South Africa to victory in the under-19 World Cup and as captain of the South Africa A four-day side.”

“The inclusion of Andile and Wayne provides the necessary all-rounders to give options as concerns the balance of the starting XI.

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