Full Name

Aiden Kyle Markram

Born

October 04, 1994, Centurion

Age

28y 54d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Opening Batter

The first South Africa captain to win a World Cup, albeit at age-group level, Aiden Markram announced himself as champion material early. He led South Africa's Under-19s to World Cup glory in 2014 and was also their leading run-scorer and third overall. It took him another three years to break into the senior side, but when he did, he made an impact right away with 97, 143 and 125 in his first three Tests, at home against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

He did well against tougher opposition as well, making 94 in a comprehensive win over India in Centurion in January 2018 and two big hundreds against Australia in the contentious Sandpapergate series two months later. But overseas success took a while to come - after disappointing tours of India and Sri Lanka, Markram made his first away Test hundred in a second-innings effort in Rawalpindi in February 2021, showing he had the technique to navigate pitches that turned and stayed low. His 108 gave South Africa a fighting chance, but they eventually lost the series 2-0.

A batter of class and composure, aggressive and strong on the off side, Markram did well in limited-overs cricket as well. In 2021, he was South Africa's leading run-maker in ODIs, had a stellar T20 World Cup, and was named the T20I Player of the Year in Cricket South Africa's awards for the year.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test33601200915234.05347557.815929010320
ODI4441310889628.63124687.310511620190
T20I312748797038.21595147.73097339230
FC8614886009204*42.921026758.52172785447870
List A92884348418341.47361096.50101136472430
T2095851524048234.341812132.6702020986460
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test331224813022/272/2765.003.14124.0000
ODI4415444402112/182/1836.545.4340.3000
T20I311213816973/213/2124.147.3419.7000
FC863585639862/272/2766.332.78142.6000
List A924212251061374/454/4528.675.1933.1100
T209536441520153/213/2134.667.0729.4000
Aiden Kyle Markram
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Aiden Markram and David Miller put up a 76-run stand for South Africa
Aiden Markram helped South Africa recover from early strikes
Aiden Markram survives a run-out scare
Aiden Markram has a free swing
Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks were solid for South Africa
Aiden Markram was bowled by Axar Patel