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Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 27 years 232 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 15 23 3 753 121 37.65 1614 46.65 3 3 90 9 14 0
ODIs 5 4 0 93 42 23.25 158 58.86 0 0 4 0 3 0
First-class 104 179 17 7034 268 43.41 14128 49.78 21 27 892 34 74 0
List A 114 110 19 3416 117 37.53 4496 75.97 2 23 274 37 35 0
Twenty20 50 46 14 1265 72 39.53 1151 109.90 0 8 84 34 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 16 355 254 4 1/3 1/3 63.50 4.29 88.7 0 0 0
ODIs 5 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 104 84 2966 2013 38 4/25 5/141 52.97 4.07 78.0 1 0 0
List A 114 72 2129 1881 40 2/23 2/23 47.02 5.30 53.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 50 35 543 604 27 4/23 4/23 22.37 6.67 20.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 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 South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A South Africa A v England Lions at Kimberley, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Titans v Lions at Benoni, Nov 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/53, 66 Sth Africa A v Eng Lions Kimberley 28 Jan 2015 LA
21 Sth Africa A v Eng Lions Bloemfontein 25 Jan 2015 LA
98, 1/42 Titans v Knights Kimberley 23 Jan 2015 LA
0/6, 8, 60* South Africa v West Indies Cape Town 2 Jan 2015 Test # 2154
121, 0/5 South Africa v West Indies Port Elizabeth 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2153
28, 1/8, 0/12 South Africa v West Indies Centurion 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2150
3 Titans v Lions Benoni 21 Nov 2014 T20
0/8, 24 Titans v Cape Cobras Durban 16 Nov 2014 T20
23 Titans v Knights Bloemfontein 14 Nov 2014 T20
1/24, 26 Titans v Dolphins Durban 9 Nov 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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Jan 6, 2015

Dean Elgar punches the air, South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2014

Dean Elgar punches the air

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Jan 6, 2015

Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla embrace as they secure victory, South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2014

Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla embrace as they secure victory

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Jan 6, 2015

After a very steady start, Dean Elgar got the chase moving, South Africa v West Indies, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2014

After a very steady start, Dean Elgar got the chase moving

© AFP

Tour Results
South Africa v India at Centurion - Jan 23, 2011
South Africa won by 33 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth - Jan 21, 2011
South Africa won by 48 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 18, 2011
India won by 2 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Jan 15, 2011
India won by 1 run
South Africa v India at Durban - Jan 12, 2011
South Africa won by 135 runs
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