The Indian team is currently in South Africa playing the first test match of their tour in Cape Town with the host team. South African team won the toss and elected to bat first. Thanks to the terrific bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Indian team got off to a great start. Within first 22 minutes of the game, three batsmen were dismissed by Bhuvi.
There came a point in the game when it appeared that the Indian team will get the South African team all out within a score of 250. But the next batsman proved heavy on the Indian team.
Keshav Maharaj, a South-African cricketer of Indian descent, proved to be a tough nut to crack for the Indian team. Though Keshav Maharaj is a spinner, in the test match against India, he showed superlative batting skills.
In the 41st over, Shikhar Dhawan missed Keshav’s catch which proved to be a huge mistake for the Indian team. However, later the spinner was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin, all thanks to the latter’s direct hit.
Prior to this, Keshav Maharaj has played 11 test matches in 2017. And all these matches played in different circumstances show his capabilities. He had surprised everyone by taking 15 wickets in 3 test matches in New Zealand. In Wellington, he proved to be a great support for him team in winning the series by taking 6 wickets in 40 runs.
In the year 2017, Keshav Maharaj who has a strike rate of 49.3 has taken 43 wickets at an average of 24.76 in 10 test matches. Given his brilliant performance in the ongoing match and during last year, he can make it difficult for the Indian team to win the matches.