Though the opening pair will most likely be Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock, the fight between Hendricks and Markram was for the no.3 spot in the playing XI.
Some players who expected themselves to be a part of the World Cup later this year were left heartbroken after facing the axe
While Amla has not managed to deliver as per expectations, Hendricks has grabbed his recent opportunities with both hands.
Amla has already played in two World Cups and was the deputy to captain AB de Villiers in the last one in 2015.
JP Duminy, Dickwella, Malinga and Udana among others to gain in rankings update after South Africa-Sri Lanka series.
Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during the final T20I in Johannesburg.
Despite the hosts resting two of their frontline bowlers, Sri Lanka couldn't perform well with the bat.
The national contracts provided by the CSA covers the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Reeza Hendricks has scored 167 runs from two matches in this tournament.
All the major stats and numbers recorded during a rare loss for Pakistan in T20I format.