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Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 28 years 246 days

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

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 25 39 5 1249 121 36.73 2766 45.15 4 3 138 13 27 0
ODIs 6 5 1 98 42 24.50 160 61.25 0 0 5 0 3 0
First-class 121 207 21 8155 268 43.84 16321 49.96 24 29 1017 44 89 0
List A 130 124 20 4094 117 39.36 5334 76.75 4 29 323 47 41 0
Twenty20 53 49 14 1302 72 37.20 1203 108.22 0 8 87 34 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 25 30 887 530 13 4/22 4/56 40.76 3.58 68.2 1 0 0
ODIs 6 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 121 101 3522 2320 47 4/22 5/141 49.36 3.95 74.9 2 0 0
List A 130 85 2657 2392 49 3/43 3/43 48.81 5.40 54.2 0 0 0
Twenty20 53 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 South Africa v England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 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 England at Centurion, Jan 22-26, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Titans v Cape Cobras at Benoni, Feb 5, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Easterns v Northerns at Benoni, Sep 6, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
8 Titans v Cape Cobras Benoni 5 Feb 2016 LA
1/29, 9 Sth Africa A v England XI Kimberley 30 Jan 2016 LA
20, 0/13, 1, 0/8 South Africa v England Centurion 22 Jan 2016 Test # 2200
46, 15, 2/10 South Africa v England Johannesburg 14 Jan 2016 Test # 2199
0/17, 44, 0/10 South Africa v England Cape Town 2 Jan 2016 Test # 2197
0/22, 118*, 0/32, 40 South Africa v England Durban 26 Dec 2015 Test # 2196
0, 0/16, 12, 0/10 Titans v Warriors Centurion 17 Dec 2015 FC
0/33, 17, 0/40, 4 South Africa v India Delhi 3 Dec 2015 Test # 2191
1/7, 7, 18 South Africa v India Nagpur 25 Nov 2015 Test # 2189
38 South Africa v India Bangalore 14 Nov 2015 Test # 2188
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 14, 2016

Dean Elgar again fought hard against the new ball, South Africa v England, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day, January 14, 2016

Dean Elgar again fought hard against the new ball

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Dec 28, 2015

Dean Elgar carried his bat for 118, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day, December 28, 2015

Dean Elgar carried his bat for 118

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Dec 28, 2015

Dean Elgar celebrates reaching three figures, South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day, December 28, 2015

Dean Elgar celebrates reaching three figures

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Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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