Will Fraine has warned England to be on their guard against Yorkshire spin star Keshav Maharaj during the forthcoming Test series in South Africa, starting on Boxing Day.

Left-armer Maharaj is, says Fraine, “One of the best spinners in the world at the minute”.

He has only just signed on to return to Emerald Headingley for a short overseas spell at the start of 2020, playing the first two Specsavers County Championship matches against Gloucestershire at home and champions Essex at Chelmsford.

“The England lads will definitely have their work cut out against him,” said batsman Fraine.

“Spending time at short-leg when he’s bowling, I can vouch for the fact that he’s a bit of a magician.

“I’m sure the lads will have their plans against him, but we’ve all seen Kesh rip through some of the best batting orders in county cricket.

“He’s very clever, he’s very hard-working, and he puts so much on the ball. He really does rip it.

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