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Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 30 years 219 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 43 70 5 2679 199 41.21 5703 46.97 10 8 317 17 43 0
ODIs Insights on odi 6 5 1 98 42 24.50 160 61.25 0 0 5 0 3 0
First-class 161 280 23 11523 268 44.83 22925 50.26 36 40 1437 64 124 0
List A 139 133 21 4742 131* 42.33 5996 79.08 5 35 374 62 45 0
T20s Insights on t20 58 54 14 1431 72 35.77 1299 110.16 0 8 95 41 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 43 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 161 116 3846 2600 50 4/22 5/141 52.00 4.05 76.9 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 58 39 591 675 28 4/23 4/23 24.10 6.85 21.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 5-8, 2018 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 South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 5-8, 2018 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 Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Dec 10, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 25 South Africa v India Cape Town 5 Jan 2018 Test # 2292 Insights on
31 South Africa v Zimbabwe Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2017 Test # 2290 Insights on
0/18, 2 Titans v Dolphins Durban 10 Dec 2017 T20
44 Titans v Warriors Benoni 1 Dec 2017 T20
34 Titans v Warriors East London 17 Nov 2017 T20
34, 25 Titans v Lions Johannesburg 23 Oct 2017 FC
237*, 0/16 Titans v Dolphins Pietermaritzburg 16 Oct 2017 FC
113 South Africa v Bangladesh Bloemfontein 6 Oct 2017 Test # 2277 Insights on
199, 18 South Africa v Bangladesh Potchefstroom 28 Sep 2017 Test # 2276 Insights on
21, 0/5, 139, 0/26 Titans v Dolphins Centurion 19 Sep 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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Jan 16, 2018

Virat Kohli reacts after Dean Elgar's dismissal, South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day, January 16, 2018

Virat Kohli reacts after Dean Elgar's dismissal

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Jan 13, 2018

Dean Elgar plays one behind square, South Africa v India, 2nd Test, day 1, Centurion, January 13, 2018

Dean Elgar plays one behind square

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Jan 5, 2018

Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla practice before the start of play, South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day, January 5, 2017

Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla practice before the start of play

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