Town - Proteas spinner Keshav
Maharaj has announced a short-term deal with English
county club Lancashire next
According to the county's website, the
28-year-old will compete in the club's four remaining County Championship
matches this season.
Maharaj has played 22 Test matches
for the Proteas, taking 90 wickets
at an average of 27.
"We're really pleased that
Keshav has joined the club. He's a world class spinner and will strengthen our
bowling attack for the final four Championship games," Lancashire's head
coach Glen Chapple told the county's official website.
"He is an international
bowler with experience of bowling in English conditions and we’re looking
forward to welcoming him to Old Trafford."
Last month during their tour of
Sri Lanka, Maharaj posted South Africa's best bowling figures - since they were
readmission to international cricket in 1991 - taking 9-129 in the first
innings and 12 wickets in the match.
Maharaj, who plays for the
Dolphins, has an exceptional first-class record with 387 wickets
from 105 matches.
"I'm thrilled to be signing
for Lancashire for the remainder of the season. Having previously played in
England with South Africa, it’s been an ambition of mine to return and play
county cricket," said the Proteas spinner.
"I'm very much looking
forward to joining up with the squad and hopefully I can make a significant
contribution to help the team during my time here."
Maharaj goes straight into the
Lancashire squad for this week's County Championship clash against
Worcestershire at Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club, before the side face
away trips to Somerset, Yorkshire and Hampshire to finish off the 2018 campaign
at the end of September.