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Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 28 years 51 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 16 25 4 828 121 39.42 1781 46.49 3 3 97 9 15 0
ODIs 5 4 0 93 42 23.25 158 58.86 0 0 4 0 3 0
First-class 111 191 20 7722 268 45.15 15313 50.42 23 29 973 40 77 0
List A 121 116 19 3832 117 39.50 5004 76.57 4 26 303 42 39 0
Twenty20 51 47 14 1285 72 38.93 1173 109.54 0 8 85 34 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 17 373 260 5 1/3 1/3 52.00 4.18 74.6 0 0 0
ODIs 5 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 111 86 2990 2024 39 4/25 5/141 51.89 4.06 76.6 1 0 0
List A 121 78 2375 2113 45 3/43 3/43 46.95 5.33 52.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 51 36 561 626 28 4/23 4/23 22.35 6.69 20.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Jul 21-25, 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 Bangladesh v South Africa at Chittagong, Jul 21-25, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town, Feb 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff, Jun 26, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
47, 1/6, 28* South Africa v Bangladesh Chittagong 21 Jul 2015 Test # 2172
98 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 27 Jun 2015 FC
20, 1/22 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 26 Jun 2015 T20
44, 19 Surrey v Derbyshire Derby 21 Jun 2015 FC
208* Titans v Cape Cobras Benoni 19 Mar 2015 FC
0, 0/5, 122 Titans v Dolphins Centurion 12 Mar 2015 FC
30, 79 Titans v Cape Cobras Paarl 26 Feb 2015 FC
13, 0* Titans v Warriors Port Elizabeth 19 Feb 2015 FC
0/31, 100 Titans v Cape Cobras Cape Town 13 Feb 2015 LA
100, 0/31 Titans v Dolphins Durban 10 Feb 2015 LA
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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Jul 23, 2015

Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl shared an unbroken opening stand of 61 runs, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day, July 23, 2015

Dean Elgar and Stiaan van Zyl shared an unbroken opening stand of 61 runs

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Jul 23, 2015

Dean Elgar works the ball through the on side, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day, July 23, 2015

Dean Elgar works the ball through the on side

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Jul 22, 2015

Dean Elgar exults after dismissing Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day, July 22, 2015

Dean Elgar exults after dismissing Tamim Iqbal

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Tour Results
South Africa v Pakistan at Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Mar 21, 2013
Pakistan won by 3 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Mar 17, 2013
South Africa won by 34 runs
South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion - Mar 15, 2013
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 28 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Africa v Pakistan at Bloemfontein - Mar 10, 2013
South Africa won by 125 runs
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