Keshav Maharaj rose to prominence in South Africa when the country started looking for spinners after ignoring them for a long time. A left-arm orthodox spinner, his main weapons are deadly accuracy and natural variation. Not a mug with the bat, he also has the ability to strike some lusty blows at the end of the innings or even hold one end up, as the need be. Along with Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi, Maharaj is making South Africa's spin inventory look more appealing than ever in their history.read more
Maharaj has not been among the frontrunners for the position but he led the Dolphins to the domestic One Day title. The Dolphins were awarded the title by Cricket South Africa after the season had to be curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been rested for the three-match ODI series against Australia but Keshav Maharaj was included for the first time since 2018.
Keshav Maharaj has been ruled out of the third and final Test match against India owing to a shoulder injury that he incurred during the second Test in Pune
Maharaj talked about the planning he had done with the support staff on how to bat against the Indian bowlers.
After going for 318 runs in the first Test (3/189 and 2/129), Maharaj has again been taken to cleaners in the second Test as he conceded 190 runs in India's first innings total of 601 for five.
India defeated South Africa by 203 runs in the opening Test to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series.
India spinners bowled faster than their South African counterparts and got more purchase out of the surface. Maharaj said the deteriorating pitch was also a reason Indian spinners doing well.
Faf du Plessis has insisted that Keshav Maharaj's presence in the squad makes the Proteas ready to face rank-turners in the upcoming Test series against India.
Keshav Maharaj, who is on his maiden tour to India, has said that the upcoming three-match Test series against the World No.1 side will decide if he belongs to international cricket.
On Thursday, Steyn bowled a fiery unbroken 10-over spell with speeds constantly in the high 140s.
The previous best bowling analysis by a South African since the country's return to test cricket in 1992 was Lance Klusener's eight for 64.
Maharaj's figures are the third best by a bowler from any opposition against Sri Lanka behind Imran Khan's eight for 58 in Lahore in 1982 and Shannon Gabriel's eight for 62 in Gros Islet last month.
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