Markram and von Berg selected for national spinning camp in India.
Before he departs for South Africa A's tour against the England Lions, Aiden Markram will first travel to India, together with Shaun von Berg, for the upcoming national spinning camp.
The Multiply Titans pair leave for Mumbai next Sunday, 30 April, and Mandla Mashimbyi believes the week-long camp will provide invaluable experience for both players.
“The camp will expose the players to different conditions,” said the Multiply Titans assistant coach. “They will bowl or face many overs and will discuss many game plans - it will be beneficial to both Aiden and Shaun.”
Markram, who will captain the SA ‘A’ four-day squad against the Lions, enjoyed a breakthrough season with the bat across the four-day and 50-over competitions, which was bolstered by his performance with the ball. His part-time spin reared eight Momentum One Day wickets at an impressive average of 24.
Meanwhile, von Berg finished one of the leading wicket-takers in the 50-over competition, having garnered 15 wickets at a striking average of 18.45 and finished the Sunfoil Series with 32 in only five matches.
Along with his bowling prowess, batting at number eight in the four-day competition, the 30-year-old amassed 249 runs at an average of 35.57. And Mashimbyi believes he can push for international honours.
“Shaun is world-class. He is currently one of the best spinners in South Africa and slightly unlucky to have missed out on South Africa A-selection.
“He can still play for South Africa, and remember, he can bat, so you can accommodate two spinners in your South African team.”
Kyle Simmonds (Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Tshepo Ntuli (VKB Knights), George Linde (Cape Cobras), Akhona Kula (VKB Knights), Shaun von Berg (Multiply Titans),Tsepo Ndwandwa (Fort Hare Academy), Khaudise Molefe (Jeppe Boys High).
Theunis de Bruyn (VKB Knights), Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans), Aviwe Mgijima (Cape Cobras), Jason Smith (Cape Cobras).
Shukri Conrad (South Africa A Head Coach), Lawrence Mahatlane (South Africa U19s Head Coach), Robin Peterson (Spin Bowling Consultant).