Aiden Markram will replace Dawid Malan in the Punjab Kings squad for the remainder of this year’s IPL tournament.
Malan is taking some time off to be with his family before the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series.
The England batsman was bought by the Kings for 1.5 crores (just under £150,000) during the 2021 IPL auction, but played just one match for them in which he scored 26 runs.
Markram is currently playing for the Proteas in the T20I series against Sri Lanka. In the first match on Friday, he scored 48 off 33 balls in South Africa’s 28-run win.
The 2021 IPL season, which was suspended earlier this year because of Covid-19, will resume in Dubai on 19 September.