Aiden Markram looks set to make his One-Day International debut in South Africa’s third and final match against Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on Sunday (October 22).
Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday that Markram had been called up to join the squad in place of Hashim Amla, who has been rested after making 492 runs at an average of 123.00 in two Tests and two ODIs against Bangladesh.
Markram, 23, made a successful Test debut against the tourists, scoring 97, 15 and 143 in his three innings at the top of the tree. He followed up with 82 in a one-day warm-up match for a South African Invitation team against Bangladesh ahead of the ODIs.
With South Africa having already won the one-day series, Wiaan Mulder, the 19-year-old all-rounder, also looks likely to make his debut, with Faf du Plessis, the captain, having stated after Wednesday’s series-clinching win in Paarl that South Africa were “looking to give a few guys opportunities” in the dead rubber game.