Injury Forces Ace South African Bowler Out Of Middlesex Stint

image-lf7pc4izKeshav Maharaj [Source: Twitter]

South Africa's Keshav Maharaj has been dealt a blow after an injury forced the him out of his upcoming stint with Middlesex County Cricket Club. Maharaj ruptured his Achilles tendon during South Africa's second Test against West Indies and will likely be out of action for at least six months.

The experienced spinner inflicted the injury while celebrating a wicket on Day 4 of the Test. Middlesex signed Maharaj to play eight County Championship matches and the T20 Blast 2023.

​Director of Cricket Alan Coleman confirmed Maharaj's unavailability in a club statement. 

Here's what Coleman said

"We are naturally extremely disappointed that Keshav will not be joining Middlesex this year after sustaining this freak injury and we are saddened to hear that he will face a significant absence from playing. It goes without saying that everyone at the club wishes him a speedy recovery."

Coleman further stated that the club is already looking for an overseas replacement player. Middlesex's other overseas player is Pieter Malan.

Maharaj's track record in County cricket is phenomenal; 17 wickets for Lancashire in 2018, only to raise his tally to 38 with Yorkshire in 2019.