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Maharaj might miss ODI WC with Achilles injury



ছবি : Keshav Maharaj, AFP

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Keshav Maharaj ruptured his left Achilles tendon while celebrating a wicket, putting him in danger of missing the 2023 ODI World Cup.

The lead spinner for South Africa may not be able to travel to India in October, when the ICC tournament is scheduled to start, and will likely miss at least six months of action.

Maharaj was hurt on Saturday when he went for a celebratory run after Kyle Mayers of the West Indies was out of the second Test match in Johannesburg.

He needed to be carried off the field and to a hospital after pulling up almost immediately. Significant damage was discovered by there-taken scans, and he is currently using crutches and has a moon boot on his left leg.

Only 27 ODIs have been played by Maharaj since his 2017 debut.

As their hold-up bowler for the Test team, he plays a much more significant role. His accomplishments include a nine-for in Sri Lanka, and given that the upcoming World Cup will be played in conditions similar to those, he might have had a reasonable chance of participating.

South Africa waited until Maharaj was back at the Wanderers to celebrate their 284-run victory over West Indies, their final game of this World Test Championship cycle.