|D. O. B.||4 October, 1994|
Born and raised in Pretoria, ever since he captained the SA U19s to their first and only World Cup triumph in 2014, Markram has been one of the most highly-rated players in the country. He served an apprenticeship with the Northerns team before announcing himself in spectacular fashion with centuries in his first two four-day games.
A natural leader, he was groomed to take over the captaincy of the franchise and led the Titans in three Sunfoil Series games last season before his international career took off.
He made a similarly fast start with 380 runs in his first four innings, but was a marked man against big guns India and Australia. Markram finished the leading run-scorer in the epic series win over Australia.
He has already captained South Africa, in the ODI series against India, and is a brilliant white-ball player as well. He uses his strengths well and can both build a long innings and also clear the boundary in the closing overs, as he showed when scoring 183 for the Titans against the bizhub Highveld Lions at the Wanderers in 2016/17, the highest ever score in franchise 50-over cricket.
He can also bowl effective right-arm off-spin that has proven successful in limited-overs cricket.