Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 31 years 252 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 55 94 8 3404 199 39.58 7503 45.36 11 13 413 21 58 0
ODIs 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 187 324 26 12901 268 43.29 26064 49.49 39 47 1620 71 152 0
List A 146 140 21 4997 131* 41.99 6289 79.45 5 38 390 67 46 0
T20s 66 61 15 1633 79* 35.50 1452 112.46 0 9 113 49 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 55 40 987 623 14 4/22 4/56 44.50 3.78 70.5 1 0 0
ODIs 8 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 187 127 4002 2693 53 4/22 5/141 50.81 4.03 75.5 2 0 0
List A 146 87 2705 2448 51 3/43 3/43 48.00 5.42 53.0 0 0 0
T20s 66 42 615 701 29 4/23 4/23 24.17 6.83 21.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Sri Lanka at Durban, Feb 13-16, 2019 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 Sri Lanka at Durban, Feb 13-16, 2019 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A South Africa v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Oct 3, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut Eagles v Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Jozi Stars v Tshwane Spartans at Johannesburg, Dec 11, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 0/5, 35 South Africa v Sri Lanka Durban 13 Feb 2019 Test # 2347
5, 5, 0/1 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 11 Jan 2019 Test # 2341
20, 24* South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 3 Jan 2019 Test # 2340
22, 50 South Africa v Pakistan Centurion 26 Dec 2018 Test # 2338
37, 25, 1/6 Titans v Knights Bloemfontein 19 Dec 2018 FC
1/16, 7 Spartans v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 11 Dec 2018 T20
32, 0/5 Spartans v Giants Port Elizabeth 8 Dec 2018 T20
6 Spartans v Paarl Rocks Centurion 5 Dec 2018 T20
37 Spartans v Blitz Centurion 1 Dec 2018 T20
0/5, 79* Spartans v Jozi Stars Centurion 28 Nov 2018 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 11, 2019

Dean Elgar walks off as Pakistan celebrate his wicket, South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Dean Elgar walks off as Pakistan celebrate his wicket

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Jan 6, 2019

Dean Elgar pulls during his 24 not out, South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 6, 2018

Dean Elgar pulls during his 24 not out

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Jan 6, 2019

Dean Elgar punches the air after hitting the winning runs, South Africa v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 6, 2018

Dean Elgar punches the air after hitting the winning runs

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