Middlesex sign Keshav Maharaj for 2023 season


Middlesex sign Keshav Maharaj for 2023 season

by crickethighlights.one Staff • Last updated on Mon, Feb 27, 2023

Middlesex have signed Keshav Maharaj for the 2023 season, the club confirmed on Monday (February 27). Maharaj will be Middlesex’s second overseas signing, joining countryman Pieter Malan.

South Africa’s leading spinner will be available to play the County Championship and the T20 Blast as the club aims to strengthen the squad ahead of their return to the first division. While Maharaj will miss the first two county games, he will feature in the next eight red-ball games, according to the club.

“I’m really excited to be linking up with such a professional and experienced county and am looking forward to wearing the Middlesex colours and calling the Home of Cricket my home,” Maharaj said. “I hope I can contribute to the team’s success across the various formats and am excited to form part of the Middlesex family.”

Having made his debut for the national side in 2016, Maharaj has featured for South Africa in 100 matches across formats, picking up over 200 wickets. The 33-year-old has also led his country previously. This will be Maharaj’s third stint in county cricket, having already played for Lancashire and Yorkshire previously.

“We are delighted that Keshav has signed for Middlesex this season and are really excited to have someone of his calibre and experience joining us for the first four months of the season,” Middlesex’s Director of Cricket, Alan Coleman said. “Two hard fought games against Nottinghamshire last season, who came up from Division Two with us, showed us just what we’ll be facing week in week out this coming season, so we felt it was essential that we brought in someone of world-class talent, with the quality of Keshav, to enable us to better handle the challenges that top-flight cricket will bring. The young spinners we have in our squad will benefit enormously from having Keshav with us this year.”

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