Aiden Markram replaces Temba Bavuma as South Africa T20I captain

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday, appointed experienced batter Aiden Markram as the new T20I captain ahead of their home series against West Indies.

Markram, who led Sunrisers Eastern Cape to the inaugural SA20 title, has now replaced Temba Bavuma as South Africa’s T20I captain, who has been dropped from the squad altogether.

Furthermore, the CSA also made changes in the men’s side’s coaching setup as former all-rounder JP Duminy has been roped in as the batting coach on a permanent basis while Rory Kleinveldt, has been given the temporary bowling coach role in the white-ball setup.

“I would like to congratulate Aiden on his appointment as captain of the Proteas T20I team,” director of cricket Enoch Nkwe said in a release. “Leadership is extremely familiar to him having successfully led on so many levels. He is a player that inspires confidence and he has all the qualities to succeed in the role. We have no doubt will help take South Africa to the next level.

“At the same time, we would like to thank Temba for filling the position so aptly over the past two years. He has done a commendable job during this period and now has a new role to fulfil within the national set-up.”

South Africa’s T20I Squad: Aiden Markram (c), Quinton de Kock , Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.