Proteas

Markram injury worry for Proteas

Aiden Markram (Gallo)
Aiden Markram (Gallo)

Centurion - Proteas opening batsman Aiden Markram, who carded 93 in front of his home fans on Saturday, is injured and will not field for the rest of the second Test against India at Centurion. 

Markram has a mild left quadricep strain. 

READ: Kohli fined after Centurion tantrum

Theunis de Bruyn will field for the Proteas until the end of the Test match, while Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed that Markram will immediately begin treating the injury and they are "hopeful" that he will have recovered in time for the third Test in Johannesburg. 

Should Markram not recover in time for that match, then Temba Bavuma and De Bruyn, who have both opened for South Africa in Test match cricket before, become possible replacements. 

The hope and expectation, though, is that Markram will be fine. 

The 23-year-old has had a fantastic start to his Test career, scoring two century and three half-centuries in his first eight innings at an average of 64.25.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 8917 votes
Cricket
11% - 2304 votes
Football
19% - 4073 votes
Athletics
2% - 528 votes
Boxing
1% - 189 votes
Cycling
2% - 494 votes
Golf
5% - 1041 votes
Motorsport
9% - 1803 votes
Tennis
3% - 725 votes
Water sports
1% - 196 votes
American sports
1% - 266 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 670 votes
Vote