Hampshire snap up young South African Batsman. 1st April 2019
1st April 2019
Hampshire have announced the signing of South African batsman Aiden Markram, who will replace Sri Lankan Captain Dimuth Karunarante, who had previously signed as overseas player with the club at the start of the season, but is now unavailable due to international commitments.
The 24-year-old will arrive in time for the start of Hampshire’s Specsavers County Championship campaign, starting with the visit of Essex to the Ageas Bowl beginning on Friday 5th April, and will feature in both red and white ball cricket until early May. His availability following this will then be determined by his involvement in South Africa’s World Cup campaign, with the opportunity for Karunarante to return in his place should the Sri Lankan Captains playing commitments allow.
Markram, who became the second youngest player ever to captain South Africa in ODI cricket, has also made 17 test appearances and 18 ODI appearances since making his international debut in September 2017.
Giles White, Director of Cricket for Hampshire said “We are really pleased to have secured the signing of Aiden. He has certainly been a player that we have kept a close eye on for the last couple of years and he’s had a great start to his international career in that time”.