Full Name

Keshav Athmanand Maharaj

Born

February 07, 1990, Durban, Natal

Age

32y 364d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

A left-arm spinner from Northwood Boys High, the alma mater of Shaun Pollock, Keshav Maharaj emerged at a time when South Africa began to take spin seriously. For several seasons in the mid 2010s, spinners were among the leading wicket-takers in South Africa's first-class competition. Maharaj was among them in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and was rewarded with an international call-up the following summer.

In his youth, Maharaj was a pace bowler, whose father played for Natal B during segregation years. He turned to spin on a whim in the nets one afternoon at school. He found that it worked and stuck to it. Maharaj's secret was his accuracy. At the Dolphins, he was able to combine that with an ability to take wickets at key moments.

During the opening first-class match of the 2016-17 season, Maharaj picked up 13 for 157, and was then told he would be on South Africa's Test tour to Australia. Maharaj debuted at the WACA, an unusual place for a spinner, given the conditions, but did a remarkable job. In an innings in which he had to hold one end when Dale Steyn was injured, Maharaj bowled well enough to allow the other two seamers to be rotated at the other side. He took 3 for 56 in the first innings, four in the match, and scored an unbeaten 41 to show great promise for the future.

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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test4881943249741559/12912/28332.093.1660.8491
ODI272613451074293/253/2537.034.7946.3000
T20I2525503605222/212/2127.507.2122.8000
FC15225331006155155639/12913/15727.553.0055.018347
List A124121594447271565/345/3430.304.7738.1520
T20139131280731781094/154/1529.156.7925.7100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4876611188415.97184260.690513422160
ODI271321592814.4516795.200021140
T20I2561694113.8064107.810054120
FC152219273920114*20.41575468.12217478103570
List A124722086850*16.6997589.02017422420
T20139633062745*19.00531118.07005621480
Keshav Athmanand Maharaj
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Photos
Quinton de Kock, Kyle Mayers, Keshav Maharaj, and Akila Daananjaya walk back due to rain
Quinton de Kock and Wiaan Mulder were involved in the first wicket
Keshav Maharaj celebrates after breaking through
Keshav Maharaj pulls square
Keshav Maharaj sways inside a short ball
Keshav Maharaj celebrates a half century