Aiden Markram to kick the door down to make World Cup squad
An avalanche of runs for the Titans in the Momentum Cup has forced the selectors to hand the batsman a lifeline
In-form Aiden Markram will look to make the most of his 11th-hour chance when SA face Sri Lanka in the fourth Momentum one-day international (ODI) in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday (1pm). Omitted from white-ball selection in the second half of the summer until now, the Titans batsman has been handed a lifeline and a late opportunity to stake a claim for World Cup selection. SA have only two ODIs remaining before the World Cup squad is announced. Markram is set to play at St George’s on Wednesday in the first of those and will hope to get another go in the final match in Cape Town on Saturday.
The elegant righthander has played 16 ODIs for SA, the last of which was against Australia in Hobart on November 11. He scored 32 off 42 balls in a match where both David Miller and Faf du Plessis scored hundreds. The Proteas have since played eight ODIs (five against Pakistan and three against Sri Lanka) and Markram has not featured. It appeared he was out of favour for selection to the Wor...