Markram to captain Proteas in ODIs vs India

South Africa have announced that Aiden Markram will captain the side for the remainder of the ODI series against India.

The Proteas have lost regular skipper Faf du Plessis to a finger injury, while former incumbent AB de Villiers is out for at least the second and third instalments of the six-match contest, also with a finger problem.

Markram has just two ODIs under his belt - including the six-wicket defeat in the series opener on Thursday - but his appointment has seemingly been taken with a long-term view ahead of next year's World Cup and beyond.

"We're aware Markram is new to the setup but he's always been part of our plans since his U-19 [captaincy]," said Cricket South Africa. "We want to have a pool of leaders."

Markram's first game in charge comes at Centurion on Sunday, when the Proteas will hope to level the series at 1-1.


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