India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj wants to emulate Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's consistency

India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj will lead the spin bowling attack of South Africa when they take on India in the three-match Test series starting October 2
India vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj wants to emulate Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's consistencyIndia vs South Africa: Keshav Maharaj wants to emulate Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's consistency
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South Africa's most experienced spinner on the tour Keshav Maharaj wants to be as consistent as R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja during the Test series against India. He has picked up 94 wickets at an average of 28.45 including 5 five-wicket hauls.

"It is nice that people speak highly of you. Look at Jadeja and Ashwin. Ashwin has got a lot of variations and Jadeja keeps it simple but the key is consistency and that make it uncomfortable for the batsmen. I can emulate that going forward and do my job from one end."

"Spin will hold key but reverse swing can also play a huge role in the series."

"You got to expect the ball to turn in the sub-continent and that is why people carry an extra spinner here. As far as bowling to Indian batsmen goes, you can only Test yourself against the best. The series will tell me how good I am and if I belong here in international cricket."

"Besides spin, reverse swing will be key. Every bowling unit everywhere in the world likes to utilize if reverse swing is available. India have got strong bowlers including Mohammed Shami, who is unplayable at times. If it starts to reverse, then we have also got amazing bowlers, who can utilize the conditions."

On Jasprit Bumrah's loss, Keshav Maharaj said, "It is a big loss for India. He has turned the whole Test side for India in terms of playing in various conditions but lets face it India have enough quality to replace him. Umesh Yadav is another world class bowler."

The first Test will begin from October 2 at Vizag.

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