BBC.com – South Africa opener Aiden Markram says his short-term stint at Durham in 2018 is not just about personal development.

Summary

  • South Africa opener Aiden Markram says his short-term stint at Durham in 2018 is not just about personal development.
  • The 23-year will play four County Championship games at the start of the season, having made a stunning impact in Test cricket following his debut against Bangladesh in September.
  • Markram has scored 1,000 runs for South Africa at an average of 55.55, with four 100s and three 50s in 18 innings.
  • In South Africa’s controversial 3-1 series win over Australia, Markram scored 143 in the first Test in Durban in March, and made his highest Test score to date in the fourth match – 152 in Johannesburg.
  • Markram has relished playing international cricket, albeit his efforts – and that of his team’s – were hugely overshadowed by Australia’s ball-tampering in the third Test.


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