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Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 30 years 102 days

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

Playing role Opening batsman

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 Insights on test 39 64 5 2293 140 38.86 5025 45.63 8 8 274 14 39 0
ODIs Insights on odi 6 5 1 98 42 24.50 160 61.25 0 0 5 0 3 0
First-class 154 269 22 10681 268 43.24 21601 49.44 32 40 1340 56 118 0
List A 139 133 21 4742 131* 42.33 5996 79.08 5 35 374 62 45 0
T20s Insights on t20 55 51 14 1351 72 36.51 1246 108.42 0 8 91 35 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 39 33 923 582 13 4/22 4/56 44.76 3.78 71.0 1 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 6 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 154 113 3798 2553 50 4/22 5/141 51.06 4.03 75.9 2 0 0
List A 139 87 2705 2448 51 3/43 3/43 48.00 5.42 53.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 55 38 579 657 28 4/23 4/23 23.46 6.80 20.6 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at Manchester, Aug 4-7, 2017 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v South Africa at Cardiff, Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI India v South Africa at Mumbai, Oct 25, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 23-25, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class England v South Africa at Manchester, Aug 4-7, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Somerset v Glamorgan at Taunton, Aug 13, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24 Somerset v Glamorgan Taunton 13 Aug 2017 T20
25 Somerset v Kent Taunton 12 Aug 2017 T20
0, 5 South Africa v England Manchester 4 Aug 2017 Test # 2268 Insights on
8, 0/28, 136 South Africa v England The Oval 27 Jul 2017 Test # 2266 Insights on
6, 80 South Africa v England Nottingham 14 Jul 2017 Test # 2264 Insights on
54, 2 South Africa v England Lord's 6 Jul 2017 Test # 2262 Insights on
5 South Africa v Eng Lions Worcester 29 Jun 2017 FC
91 Somerset v Notts Taunton 13 Jun 2017 LA
6, 7 Somerset v Yorkshire Taunton 9 Jun 2017 FC
158, 33 Somerset v Middlesex Lord's 2 Jun 2017 FC
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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Aug 4, 2017

Jonny Bairstow survived after a slip catch was referred to the third umpire, England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day, August 4, 2017

Jonny Bairstow survived after a slip catch was referred to the third umpire

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Jul 31, 2017

Dean Elgar brought up a superb fighting hundred, England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 31, 2017

Dean Elgar brought up a superb fighting hundred

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Jul 31, 2017

Dean Elgar pulls on the way to his battling hundred, England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day, July 31, 2017

Dean Elgar pulls on the way to his battling hundred

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