Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 32 years 230 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 62 108 9 3838 199 38.76 8334 46.05 12 14 470 25 66 0
ODIs 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 204 357 27 13890 268 42.09 28105 49.42 41 53 1753 76 166 0
List A 160 153 22 5517 137 42.11 6878 80.21 6 42 419 83 49 0
T20s 74 69 17 1849 88* 35.55 1639 112.81 0 11 134 51 29 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 62 43 1023 659 15 4/22 4/56 43.93 3.86 68.2 1 0 0
ODIs 8 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 204 134 4132 2786 56 4/22 5/141 49.75 4.04 73.7 2 0 0
List A 160 96 2964 2691 57 4/37 4/37 47.21 5.44 52.0 1 0 0
T20s 74 44 627 723 29 4/23 4/23 24.93 6.91 21.6 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 Port Elizabeth, Jan 16-20, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v South Africa at Cardiff, Aug 24, 2012 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 3, 2018 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 Port Elizabeth, Jan 16-20, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, May 7, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Paarl Rocks v Tshwane Spartans at Paarl, Dec 16, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/6, 35, 15 South Africa v England Port Elizabeth 16 Jan 2020 Test # 2380
88, 34 South Africa v England Cape Town 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2379
0, 22 South Africa v England Centurion 26 Dec 2019 Test # 2377
22, 0/12 Spartans v Paarl Rocks Paarl 16 Dec 2019 T20
14 Spartans v Giants Port Elizabeth 13 Dec 2019 T20
5 Spartans v Blitz Cape Town 1 Dec 2019 T20
12 Spartans v Paarl Rocks Centurion 29 Nov 2019 T20
18 Spartans v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 24 Nov 2019 T20
57* Spartans v Durban Heat Centurion 21 Nov 2019 T20
0/10, 88* Spartans v Paarl Rocks Paarl 17 Nov 2019 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 27, 2020

Dean Elgar lunges forward to defend, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day, January 27, 2020

Dean Elgar lunges forward to defend

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Jan 25, 2020

Stuart Broad pulls through midwicket, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Day 2, Johannesburg, January 25, 2020

Dean Elgar lurges forward in defence

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Jan 25, 2020

Dean Elgar celebrates after catching Jos Buttler, South Africa v England, 4th Test, Day 2, Johannesburg, January 25, 2020

Dean Elgar celebrates after catching Jos Buttler

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