Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 32 years 221 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 61 106 9 3788 199 39.05 8238 45.98 12 14 461 25 63 0
ODIs 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 203 355 27 13840 268 42.19 28009 49.41 41 53 1744 76 163 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 61 42 1017 653 15 4/22 4/56 43.53 3.85 67.8 1 0 0
ODIs 8 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 203 133 4126 2780 56 4/22 5/141 49.64 4.04 73.6 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 Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 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 Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 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
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
0 Spartans v Giants Centurion 13 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 6, 2020

England appeal successfully for the wicket of Dean Elgar, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 6, 2020

England appeal successfully for the wicket of Dean Elgar

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Jan 6, 2020

Jos Buttler takes the catch for the wicket of Dean Elgar, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 6, 2020

Jos Buttler takes the catch for the wicket of Dean Elgar

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Jan 6, 2020

Dean Elgar pushes into the covers, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 6, 2020

Dean Elgar pushes into the covers

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