Markram looking to draw from IPL experience at the World Cup

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Markram looking to draw from IPL experience at the World Cup

Proteas opener Aiden Markram enjoyed the experience of batting in the middle order for Punjab Kings

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Proteas top order batsman Aiden Markram is hoping lessons learnt from his short Indian Premier League (IPL) stint with the Punjab Kings will be valuable for him and SA during the fast-approaching ICC T20 World Cup.

The IPL, which was suspended due to Covid-19 in India earlier in the year, resumed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month, where the World Cup will be played from next week. SA starts the tournament with a mouth-watering clash against Australia in Abu Dhabi and Markram said playing for the Punjab Kings exposed him to the conditions and playing under pressure.

“It was enjoyable and obviously it is different to how a lot of teams work. It was nice to get out and play in the conditions we are going to play the World Cup in,” Markram said about his stint with Punjab Kings during which he scored 146 runs in six matches...

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