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Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 26 years 314 days

Major teams South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Dean Elgar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 9 13 2 325 103* 29.54 723 44.95 1 1 37 4 7 0
ODIs 5 4 0 93 42 23.25 158 58.86 0 0 4 0 3 0
First-class 96 165 16 6500 268 43.62 13026 49.90 19 25 825 28 66 0
List A 106 102 18 3160 117 37.61 4209 75.07 2 21 253 30 33 0
Twenty20 44 40 13 1052 66 38.96 955 110.15 0 6 78 26 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 9 7 229 163 3 1/3 1/3 54.33 4.27 76.3 0 0 0
ODIs 5 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 96 75 2840 1922 37 4/25 5/141 51.94 4.06 76.7 1 0 0
List A 106 68 1985 1752 37 2/23 2/23 47.35 5.29 53.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 44 32 501 552 23 4/23 4/23 24.00 6.61 21.7 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v South Africa at Cardiff, Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI England v South Africa at Nottingham, Sep 5, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 23-25, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Knights v Dolphins at Bloemfontein, Apr 3-6, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Lions v Knights at Johannesburg, Nov 8, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Knights v Titans at Kimberley, Feb 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/52, 0, 1/59, 33* Knights v Dolphins Bloemfontein 3 Apr 2014 FC
1/99, 11, 0/18, 0 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
83, 0/1, 16, 1/24 South Africa v Australia Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
0, 0/31, 5 Sth Afr XI v South Africa Johannesburg 4 Feb 2014 Other
32*, 1/25 Knights v Titans Kimberley 2 Feb 2014 T20
7 Knights v Dolphins Durban 31 Jan 2014 T20
- Knights v Lions Potchefstroom 24 Jan 2014 T20
0 Knights v Warriors Kimberley 22 Jan 2014 T20
0/16, 66 Knights v Titans Centurion 19 Jan 2014 T20
0/28, 7 Knights v Cape Cobras Bloemfontein 17 Jan 2014 T20
Profile

A left-hand top-order batsman, Dean Elgar was the South African Country Districts Player of the Year in 2005 after a series of impressive performances for Free State and led South Africa in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Elgar showed a lot of promise in his formative years, but it took him nearly six years to impress the South Africa selectors. A string of solid scores for Knights in 2011 left his first-class batting average touching 50 and earned him the chance to play the visiting Sri Lankans in a warm-up game. Elgar made an impact by scoring 78, and was picked for the one-day leg of that series. The following year he was part of the one-day squad in England, although it did not appear a natural format for him. However, he remained close to the selectors' thoughts and when JP Duminy was injured during the Brisbane Test against Australia, Elgar was summoned to join the tour and later made his debut in Perth.
ESPNcricinfo staff November 2012

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Mar 3, 2014

Dean Elgar evades a short ball from Mitchell Johnson, South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day, March 3, 2014

Dean Elgar evades a short ball from Mitchell Johnson

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Feb 23, 2014

Dean Elgar exults after removing Nathan Lyon, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day, February 23, 2014

Dean Elgar exults after removing Nathan Lyon

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Feb 21, 2014

Wayne Parnell and Dean Elgar celebrate the wicket of Shaun Marsh, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 21, 2014

Wayne Parnell and Dean Elgar celebrate the wicket of Shaun Marsh

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Country Fixtures Country Results
TBA v Sth Africans in Sri Lanka (venue TBA)
Jul 3, 2014 (04:15 GMT)
1st ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS)
Jul 6, 2014 (09:45 local | 04:15 GMT | 00:15 EDT | 23:15 CDT | 21:15 PDT)
2nd ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele
Jul 9, 2014 (14:30 local | 09:00 GMT | 05:00 EDT | 04:00 CDT | 02:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota
Jul 12, 2014 (09:45 local | 04:15 GMT | 00:15 EDT | 23:15 CDT | 21:15 PDT)
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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