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|Born||February 07, 1990|
|Age||29 years 286 days|
|Teams||South Africa, Dolphins, South Africa A, Pretoria Mavericks, South African Invitation XI, Lancashire, Durban Heat, Yorkshire|
|Bat Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowl Style||Left-arm orthodox|
|BBI||129 / 9||25 / 3||- / -||- / -|
|BBM||283 / 12||25 / 3||- / -||- / -|
He toured Bangladesh with the South Africa Academy in April-May 2010, taking 13 wickets in the two four-day matches against Bangladesh Cricket Board Academy. He also took 4 for 12 off four overs, opening the bowling, in one of the T20 matches. He played for South Africa A against the touring Bangladesh A team in 2010-11.
He played for Cuckfield in the Sussex Premier League in 2013. He signed to play as a professional for Nelson in the Lancashire League in 2015. He was included in the KwaZulu-Natal cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.
A consistent performer, Maharaj strode into the national team on the back of a fine domestic season and was taken as the first-choice spinner on the tour of Australia in late 2016. He made his debut in Perth and has since then emerged as their first-choice spinner.
A classical left-arm spinner, Maharaj has since then emerged as the ideal foil for South Africa's stellar pace attack. On helpful surfaces, he can emerge as the trump card, as reflected during the tour of New Zealand, where he emerged as South Africa's leading bowler with 15 wickets. He followed it up with 17 wickets from four Tests against England.
Maharaj has an impressive career record considering he's mostly played on unhelpful surfaces in England and Oceania. His real Test might come in the sub-continent, but as of now, he's certainly positioned himself as the go to bowler for South Africa in the red-ball format of the game.