Aiden Markram Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram is a South African cricketer who is the skipper of the South African national cricket team in Twenty20 International cricket and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. He is a right-handed batter.

Wiki/Biography

Aiden Kyle Markram [1]ICC was born on Tuesday, 4 October 1994 (age 29 years; as of 2023) in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa. His zodiac sign is Libra. He grew up in Pretoria, where he did all his junior schooling and attended Cornwall Hill College (CHC) for high school. In 2010, he left Cornwall Hill College and moved to Pretoria Boys High School, where he matriculated in 2012.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 1″

Weight (approx.): 80 Kg

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42″, Waist: 34″, Biceps: 14″

Aiden Markram picture

Family

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Kyle Markram, and his mother’s name is Gina Markram.

Aiden Markram with his father

Aiden Markram with his father

Aiden Markram with his mother

Aiden Markram with his mother

He has a sister named Paige (Markram) Kruger.

Aiden Markram's sister

Aiden Markram’s sister

Wife

Aiden Markram got married to his longtime girlfriend Nicole Daniella O’Connor on 22 July 2023 in a private wedding ceremony in South Africa. Nicole owns “Nadora Jewellery,” an online jewellery store in South Africa. Nicole also claims herself to be a wine connoisseur.

Aiden Markram's wedding photo

Aiden Markram’s wedding photo

Relationships/Affairs

Aiden Markram dated Nicole for almost ten years before getting married to her.

Aiden Markram and Nicole dated each other for almost ten years

Aiden Markram and Nicole dated each other for almost ten years

Signature

Aiden Markram's signature

Career

School/Junior Cricket

In 2007, Aiden played for the Northern U13 Standard Bank side. He never played for U17 or U19 (Coke Week or Cubs Week). After an excellent 2012 year with Pretoria Boys High School, Aiden joined the Tuks Cricket Academy in 2013 and was given the opportunity to captain the Tuks 2 Premier League side.

Domestic/Franchise Cricket

On 9 October 2014, Aiden Markram made his First Class debut for Northerns cricket team against South Western Districts and was later included in the Northerns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. In the 2016 Bolton Cricket League, Markram was a club professional for Walkden.

Aiden Markram during a domestic match in 2016

Aiden Markram during a domestic match in 2016

In 2018, he played for Paarl Rocks in the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. In 2019, Markram was Hampshire County Cricket Club’s overseas player for the first part of the season. Markram helped the Titans win in the final of the 2018–19 Momentum One Day Cup, scoring 127 runs. He played for the Paarl Rocks in the 2019 edition of the Mzansi Super League tournament.

IPL

On 11 September 2021, Punjab Kings signed him for the second phase of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him at the 2022 IPL auctions. In the 2023 season of the IPL, Markram became the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Aiden Markram playing a shot during an IPL match

Aiden Markram playing a shot during an IPL match

Under 19 World Cup

Aiden Markram was captain of the South African team that won the Under-19 World Cup in the UAE in 2014; Markram was the highest run-scorer in the tournament.

Aiden Markram was the leading run scorer in the 2014 Under 19 World Cup

Aiden Markram was the leading run scorer in the 2014 Under 19 World Cup

International Debut

Format Opponent Venue Date Score
Test Bangladesh Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 28 September 2017 97 runs
ODI India Kingsmead, Durban 1 February 2018 9 runs
T20I Sri Lanka R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 10 September 2021 48 runs

Captaincy

In August 2017, Markram became captain of the South Africa A cricket team for their two four-day matches against India A. In February 2018, Markram became captain of South Africa’s ODI team after Faf du Plessis had to skip the last five ODIs and the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India due to a finger injury. At the age of 23 years 123 days, Markram became the youngest South African skipper in ODIs after Graeme Smith. [2]Cricket Australia

Records

Records Details
Fastest century in a men’s Cricket World Cup He reached the milestone in 49 deliveries in October 2023 in a match against Sri Lanka
First South Africa player to score two centuries in his first three Tests He achieved the feat in December 2017

Awards and Achievements

  • Domestic Newcomer of the Year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards – 2017
  • Named in ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year – 2021

Favourites

  • Batter: AB de Villiers
  • Bowler: Wasim Akram
  • Holiday Destination: Skukuza, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Facts/Trivia

  • He plays with the jersey number 4 for the South African national cricket team, and 94 for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.
  • Aiden got his first cricket set when he was two years old.
  • During his junior school, Aiden played rugby, cricket, and soccer.
  • During his school days, he also played indoor cricket for a few years and played club cricket for Villagers in Irene.
  • According to Aiden, while in high school, he started giving priority to cricket over rugby.
  • While studying at Cornwall Hill College (CHC) in Pretoria, cricket coach Bloemink played a crucial role in shaping his cricketing skills.
  • While studying at Pretoria Boys High, he started playing team cricket for the first time in 2010.
  • After his matriculation in 2012, he joined the Tuks Cricket Academy for the 2013 season, where he spent 10 months, honing his cricketing skills. While talking about his Tuks days, Aiden says,

    Under the wings of elite coaching staff at Tuks in Mr De Bruyn, Mr Smit and Mr Noordwyk I have been blessed and have learnt so much as well.”

  • According to Aiden, his preferred batting position is Number 3.
  • Aiden and his wife, Nicole, have a pair of pet dogs, Rex and Pheebs.

    Aiden Markram and Nicole with their pet dogs

    Aiden Markram and Nicole with their pet dogs

  • Aiden is often spotted consuming alcoholic beverages on various occasions.

    Aiden Markram celebrating the 23rd birthday of Nicole while enjoying wine

    Aiden Markram celebrating the 23rd birthday of Nicole while enjoying wine

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