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Keshav Maharaj
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Keshav Maharaj

South Africa|Bowler
Keshav Maharaj

INTL CAREER: 2016 - 2021

Full Name

Keshav Athmanand Maharaj

Born

February 07, 1990, Durban, Natal

Age

31y 75d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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
Test3461753140551209/12912/28333.793.2362.70461
ODI88427357103/253/2535.705.0142.70000
FC13723228931145165259/12913/15727.643.0155.1018317
List A103101492439281345/345/3429.314.7836.70520
T201049821662392834/154/1528.816.6226.00100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test345467217315.02121459.39038118100
ODI840461911.5039117.94007010
FC137197273523114*20.72512668.7221542599510
List A103611772150*16.3882187.81015720380
T20104542852445*20.15431121.57004816310
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
South Africa vs Pakistan193/4507-Apr-2021CenturionODI # 4287
Dolphins vs Warriors662/9 & 6/9316-Mar-2021Port ElizabethFC
Dolphins vs LIONS12 & 896/126 & 7/4807-Mar-2021JohannesburgFC
Dolphins vs LIONS11/2228-Feb-2021DurbanT20
Dolphins vs Titans1*0/3226-Feb-2021DurbanT20

Photos


Keshav Maharaj celebrates after taking a wicket
Temba Bavuma and Keshav Maharaj celebrate a wicket
Keshav Maharaj celebrates Imam-ul-Haq's wicket with Kyle Verreynne
Keshav Maharaj celebrates with Quinton de Kock after striking early in the day
Keshav Maharaj accounted for Abid Ali and Babar Azam
Keshav Maharaj was castled for 1