The 27-year-old Markram was initially ruled out of the opening game of the series after testing positive for Covid-19 and didn't return for the next two games as well.
With this elevation, Pant will go past former skippers Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni when he dons the captaincy hat against the Proteas. Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals’ captain will become the second-youngest Indian skipper in T20Is.
As per a report, there would be drink breaks after every 10 overs during the match. Drink breaks do not happen in T20s. But the ICC introduced it last year during the World Cup in Dubai.