Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 31 years 343 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 56 96 8 3412 199 38.77 7533 45.29 11 13 414 21 59 0
ODIs 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 189 328 26 13029 268 43.14 26307 49.52 40 47 1638 72 154 0
List A 160 153 22 5517 137 42.11 6878 80.21 6 42 419 83 49 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 56 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 189 127 4002 2693 53 4/22 5/141 50.81 4.03 75.5 2 0 0
List A 160 96 2964 2691 57 4/37 4/37 47.21 5.44 52.0 1 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 Port Elizabeth, Feb 21-23, 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 Somerset v Surrey at Taunton, May 14-17, 2019 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 Jozi Stars v Tshwane Spartans at Johannesburg, Dec 11, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
103, 17 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 14 May 2019 FC
64, 0/56 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 7 May 2019 LA
62* Surrey v Kent The Oval 2 May 2019 LA
5 Surrey v Hampshire The Oval 30 Apr 2019 LA
6 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 28 Apr 2019 LA
43 Surrey v Middlesex The Oval 25 Apr 2019 LA
58, 1/16 Titans v Dolphins Centurion 31 Mar 2019 LA
0/22, 2 Titans v Cape Cobras Centurion 27 Mar 2019 LA
19, 0/19 Titans v Knights Bloemfontein 23 Mar 2019 LA
0/35, 62 Titans v Lions Benoni 21 Mar 2019 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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May 14, 2019

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar made centuries for Surrey, Somerset v Surrey, Taunton, 1st day, May 14, 2019

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar made centuries for Surrey

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May 14, 2019

Dean Elgar raises his bat on reaching three figures, Somerset v Surrey, County Championship, Taunton, 1st day, May 14, 2019

Dean Elgar raises his bat on reaching three figures

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May 2, 2019

Dean Elgar works into the leg side, Surrey v Kent, Royal London Cup, South Group, The Oval, May 2, 2019

Dean Elgar works into the leg side

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