Amla rested, Markram set for ODI debut

Aiden Markram had made a successful Test debut against Bangladesh in the Test-leg of the latter’s tour of South Africa.

Aiden Markram has scored 97, 15 and 143 in his three Test innings so far.   -  Getty Images

Aiden Markram looks set to make his One-Day International (ODI) debut in the third and final match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on Sunday.

Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday that Markram had been called up to join the squad in place of Hashim Amla, who has been rested after making 492 runs at an average of 123.00 in two Tests and two ODIs against Bangladesh.

Markram, 23, made a successful Test debut against the tourist, scoring 97, 15 and 143 in his three innings. He followed up with 82 in a one-day warm-up match for a South African Invitation team against Bangladesh ahead of the ODIs.

With South Africa having already won the one-day series, 19-year-old all-rounder Wiaan Mulder also looks likely to make his debut, with captain Faf du Plessis having stated after Wednesday's series-clinching win in Paarl that South Africa was "looking to give a few guys opportunities" in the dead rubber game.

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