“If I play and bat after them, somewhere in the middle order, it would be about playing the situation. If they get us off to a flyer, it is about me coming in and matching that intensity or adding more intensity to the innings.”
Markram felt that his stint in the Indian Premier League (IPL) played a major role in him getting his game back to a level he is satisfied with.
“Confidence is a huge thing in this game, especially for a batter. That tournament certainly provided me with a bit of confidence and belief that I may have been lacking before that IPL tournament.
“It played a role in terms of putting me in a better space mentally, giving me that belief that I can compete on the IPL stage with some really good cricketers in the world.”
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the T20s against Ireland and now also looks in serious doubt for the three-match Test series to follow against England.
Rabada has a medial ankle injury and management will be hoping to have the pacy right-hander back in time for the first Test at Lords starting on August 17.