Aiden Markram will captain the Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL.
The Proteas batsman has been rewarded with the position after leading the unfancied Sunrisers Eastern Cape to the inaugural SA20 title.
Markram was the Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s top-scorer in the tournament with 366 at an average of 33.27 and a strike rate of 127.97.
He saved his best for when it mattered most, hitting 100 off 58 balls in the semi-final against the Joburg Super Kings in Centurion and 26 off 19 balls in a low-scoring final against the Pretoria Capitals at the Wanderers.
Markram is also in line to captain the Proteas’ T20I team after Temba Bavuma relinquished the role.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) February 23, 2023