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South Africa opener Aiden Markram will be in a race against time to be fit for the third Test against India in Johannesburg after he was diagnosed with a mild left quadricep strain.
Markram did not take to the field when India began their chase of 287 to win on the fourth day of the second Test in Centurion. He will miss the remainder of the match and Theuis de Bruyn will field in his place.
The 23-year-old will receive treatment over the next week and South Africa’s medical team are confident that he will make a full recovery prior to the third Test, which begins on January 24.
However, should he fail to be fully fit, De Bruyn or Temba Bavuma, who was released from the Test squad, could take his place in Johannesburg.
Markram has enjoyed a strong start to his Test career as he already has two centuries to his name and has also made two scores in the 90s, with one of them coming in the first innings of the ongoing match in Centurion, where he was dismissed for 94.