South Africa vs Bangladesh: Uncapped Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo included in Proteas' Test squad

“Aiden has been knocking on the door for some time now,” Cricket South Africa national selection panel convener Linda Zondi said in a statement on Friday.

Reuters, Sep 22, 2017 17:31:15 IST

Cape Town: South Africa named the uncapped duo of Andile Phehlukwayo and Aiden Markram for next week’s first test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, with the latter to make his debut as an opener.

Both were part of the South Africa squad that lost 3-1 away in England earlier this year, with the 22-year-old Markram now set to be the latest to try and solve the troublesome opening position alongside Dean Elgar.

File image of South Africa's Aiden Markram. Reuters

File image of South Africa's Aiden Markram. Reuters

The right-handed batsman, who captained South Africa to victory at the 2014 under-19 World Cup, scored 119 and 87 as skipper of the Titans in their on-going domestic four-day match against the Dolphins.

“Aiden has been knocking on the door for some time now,” Cricket South Africa national selection panel convener Linda Zondi said in a statement on Friday.

“He gained valuable insight into the Proteas team culture during the tour of England and he has shown maturity beyond his years.”

Phehlukwayo will vie with the more experienced Wayne Parnell for the all-rounder’s position, though the latter faces a fitness test with Chris Morris also ruled out with injury.

South Africa are also missing seamers Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander through injury.

The opening test, which starts at Senwes Park on Thursday, is the first fixture in charge for new coach Ottis Gibson.

The second and final test will be played in Bloemfontein from 6-10 October.

South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), 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

Updated Date: Sep 26, 2017 14:52:14 IST


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