Aiden Markram appointed South Africa's new captain in T20 format

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The 28-year-old, who led the Sunrisers Eastern Cape to the title in the inaugural season of the SA20, takes over the leadership duties in the shortest format from Temba Bavuma who stepped down from the role last month. Other notable inclusions in the Proteas T20 squad are Markram's Sunrisers Eastern Cape teammate Sisanda Magala and spinner Bjorn Fortuin. New Proteas white-ball head coach Rob Walter said: "I am excited to have Aiden take the reigns as T20I captain as he is very familiar to the setup and works well with those around him. "He is a player that leads from the front and we have no doubt he will take this team to the next level in the years ahead." CSA director of cricket Enoch Nkwe added: "I would like to congratulate Aiden on his appointment as captain of the Proteas T20I team. "Leadership is extremely familiar to him having successfully led on so many levels. He is a player that inspires confidence and he has all the qualities to succeed in the role. We have no doubt will help take South Africa to the next level. "At the same time, we would like to thank Temba for filling the position so aptly over the past two years. He has done a commendable job during this period and now has a new role to fulfil within the national set-up." Walter will his start his tenure as Proteas coach with three ODIs against the West Indies and has included four uncapped players in the 50-over set-up. Fast bowler Gerald Coetzee and batters Tony de Zorzi and Tristan Stubbs have earned maiden ODI call-ups while Ryan Rickelton makes his return to following an impressive domestic One-Day Cup campaign which saw the left-hander finish as the leading run-scorer with 452 runs at an average of 64,57, including two hundreds and as many fifties. Senior pace bowling pair Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada have also been rested for the series that that will start on 16 March. The three T20I matches against West Indies will be played on 25, 26 and 28 March. South Africa T20I squad: Aiden Markram (capt), Quinton de Kock , Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs. South Africa squad for first two ODIs: Temba Bavuma (capt), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Tony de Zorzi, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Ryan Rickelton, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, Rassie van der Dussen

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