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After U19 WC & SA20 success, Captain Aiden Markram eyeing glory in T20 World Cup final

After U19 WC & SA20 success, Captain Aiden Markram eyeing glory in T20 World Cup final

Markram is not new to finals. Even though this is Proteas' first at the senior men's level, the Centurion-born has led South Africa to U19 glory in 2014.

South Africa’s T20 World Cup 2024 journey is commendable as they are on an eight-match winning streak and head to the final with a 100%-win record in the tournament. Under the leadership of Markram, the Proteas have been undefeated since the Under-19 World Cup.

Markram’s captaincy is not limited to national duties as he led Sunrisers Eastern Cape Town to back-to-back titles in their domestic T20 league SA20. He was also a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad who recently played in the final of the Indian Premier League (2024). Markram is eager to take Proteas to their first senior ICC title and rewrite South African cricket history.

Captain Aiden Markram eyeing glory

As stated above, Markram is not new to finals. Even though this is Proteas’ first at the senior men’s level, the Centurion-born has led South Africa to U19 glory in 2014. He has captured the SA20 on both attempts of the fledgling tournament. He is the only skipper in the world currently to win all the matches of the U19 World Cup, ODI World Cup and T20 World Cup that he has led in.

Markram was at the helm of South Africa’s only U19 World Cup win in 2014, the year when the senior Proteas reached in the T20 World Cup semifinal last before in 2024. He led the team unbeaten to the glory with six wins, he has led the Proteas in two ODI World Cup games and has come out on top on both occasions.

In the ongoing T20 World Cup, the Proteas have won eight matches in a row and have equalled the record for most consecutive wins in the history of the tournament, alongside Australia. It remains to be seen if South Africa under the leadership of captain Aiden Markram can cross the last huddle against India in the T20 World Cup final.

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