In the most recent ICC ODI bowling rankings, Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Proteas star Keshav Maharaj has risen to second in the world. This follows some outstanding performances with the ball at the current ICC Cricket World Cup.

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Maharaj has played in 39 One Day Internationals since he made his debut in 50 over cricket in 2017. He has risen to the ranks of senior player in the one day side which culminated in a stint as captain of the 50 over national side.

Having played all of his domestic cricket for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Maharaj is well on his way to becoming a legend of Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium and his steady rise on the international stage proves what a talent he is.

At the current World Cup in India of the bowlers that have bowled over 60 overs in the competition so far, Maharaj has the fifth best economy rate in the competition and is the most economical South African bowler.


His value has also been brought to light by the fact that he has bowled the most overs by any South African bowler at the World Cup and has the best figures for the Proteas at the competition with his 4/46 against New Zealand.

For the CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom, Marahaj’s current ranking is a reflection on the player he is.

“Keshav goes about his business quietly, but I don’t think there is a player that works as hard at his game as him,” Strydom said.

“It’s been a privilege to watch Keshav’s rise from domestic cricket to the top of the international game and we hope that he can continue to improve and win games for South Africa.

“His bowling is outstanding, but the way that he won the match for the Proteas against Pakistan with the bat highlights his character. He’s a player that any team would love to have in their side.”

Maharaj and the Proteas will face Afghanistan in their final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup group phase on Friday before they shift their focus to their semi-final clash with Australia on Thursday, 16 November.


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