Markram in for rested Amla

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Proteas opening batsman Hashim Amla has been rested for the final ODI against Bangladesh taking place at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday. 

Amla has been in prolific form in both the Test and ODI series against Bangladesh, with an aggregate of 492 runs in two Tests and two ODIs including three consecutive centuries.

Amla has been replaced by Proteas Test opener, Aiden Markram, who has earned his maiden ODI call-up following a successful Test debut. The Proteas lead the series 2-0.

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Markram was a star performer in the Titans Momentum One-Day Cup winning team last season hitting 508 runs in nine matches including two centuries and a record high score of 183.

His form in the fifty over game has arguably exceeded his first class form and he has been in excellent touch.

Markram will no doubt feature heavily in the Proteas plans for the 2019 World Cup.

ODI squad: Faf du Plessis (Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), AB de Villiers (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras),  Imran Tahir (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans) David Miller (Knights), Wiaan Mulder (Highveld Lions), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions).

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