Aiden Markram Appointed as SRH Captain Ahead of IPL 2023

Aiden Markram, a South African all-rounder, has been named the Sunrisers Hyderabad's new captain (SRH).

As Kane Williamson was released ahead to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 mini-auction, the team was looking for a new captain.

After most recently guiding the Sunrisers Eastern Cape to the SA20 championship in January 2022,

Markram has had tremendous leadership experience. He also captained the national squad for a brief period of time and guided the South Africa U-19 side to victory in 2014.

The Proteas star was signed by SRH for the price of 2.60 crore at the IPL 2022 mega auction and had a successful first season. 

His 381 runs were scored at a rate of 47.63. The South African has now defeated competitors like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mayank Agarwal to win the right to lead the team during a vital season.

He was selected before to the SA20 inaugural season by the Sunrisers Eastern Cape.

He took the initiative by scoring 366 runs in 12 games, including a century against the Johannesburg Super Kings in the semifinal. Moreover, he contributed 11 wickets at a 6.19 economy rate.

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