Keshav Athmanand Maharaj

By | September 22, 2022
Full Name Keshav Athmanand Maharaj
BORN February 07, 1990, Durban, Natal
AGE 32y 223d
BATTING STYLE Right hand Bat
BOWLING STYLE Slow Left arm Orthodox
PLAYING ROLE Bowler
TEAMS South Africa
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 45 78 9019 4714 154 9/129 12/283 30.61 3.13 58.5 4 9 1
ODI 24 23 1207 955 27 3/25 3/25 35.37 4.74 44.7 0 0 0
T20I 18 18 365 438 15 2/21 2/21 29.20 7.19 24.3 0 0 0
FC 148 249 30419 15175 559 9/129 13/157 27.14 2.99 54.4 18 34 7
List A 121 118 5806 4608 154 5/34 5/34 29.92 4.76 37.7 5 2 0
T20 122 116 2531 2830 98 4/15 4/15 28.87 6.70 25.8 1 0 0
Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 45 71 6 1032 84 15.87 1708 60.42 0 4 123 21 14 0
ODI 24 12 2 154 28 15.40 154 100.00 0 0 21 1 3 0
T20I 18 4 1 15 11 5.00 17 88.23 0 0 0 1 11 0
FC 148 214 27 3834 114* 20.50 5620 68.22 2 16 467 102 55 0
List A 121 71 20 863 50* 16.92 962 89.70 0 1 74 22 41 0
T20 122 58 29 539 45* 18.58 448 120.31 0 0 48 17 42 0

The versatile and compact slow left arm orthodox spin bowler, Keshav Maharaj started playing cricket in 2006. Born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, he is of Indian ethnicity. Maharaj first made his name in South African cricket when he took 13 wickets in two four day matches in 2010 against Bangladesh A team. 

Maharaj had to wait many years to make his international debut for the South African team. His extraordinary performance in the domestic season of 2016-17 earned him a maiden call up from the selectors. During that season in a match against Warriors, he took 13 wickets in a match. Maharaj on his debut test match against Australia, took three crucial wickets.

 Just 1 year after his debut, Maharaj took a fifer in a test match against New Zealand. Maharaj’s best bowling figure in test format came against Sri lanka where he took 9 wickets in a single innings. Maharaj’s T20I debut came in 2021, 5 years after his test and 4 years after his ODI debut. His accuracy and commitment to spin bowling made him a successful bowler especially in the test format.

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