Stephen Cook misses out on selection for the first Test against Bangladesh, as new Proteas coach Ottis Gibson backs young Titans opening batsman, Aiden Markram. The former under 20 captain, travelled with the Proteas during the England tour but did not play a match, he has also captained the South Africa A side.

Markram made his first-class debut for Northens cricket team against South Western Districts on 9 October 2014. He was included in the Northens cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. In 2016, Markram was club professional for Walkden in the Bolton Cricket League.

Proteas squad to face Bangladesh

Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amal, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada.