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Markram seeks to build at T20 World Cup on South Africa junior success

Markram seeks to build at T20 World Cup on South Africa junior success

The 2014 Under-19 World Cup remains the only global cricket trophy won by South Africa. Ten years is a long time in cricket, and Markram acknowledges that there is a huge difference between a junior tournament and the men's Twenty20 World Cup in which he will lead South Africa's challenge, starting against Sri Lanka in New York on Monday. "There aren't so many eyes watching you in an age-group tournament, and as a youngster you are maybe a bit oblivious to pressure," Markram told AFP in a telephone interview. And he could call on the precocious fast bowling talent of Kagiso Rabada, the side's leading wicket-taker and destroyer of Australia's teenagers in the semi-finals.