Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 32 years 134 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 59 102 9 3644 199 39.18 7952 45.82 12 13 444 25 61 0
ODIs 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 201 351 27 13696 268 42.27 27723 49.40 41 52 1727 76 161 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 59 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 201 133 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 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 India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 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 India v South Africa at Ranchi, Oct 19-22, 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
0, 16* South Africa v India Ranchi 19 Oct 2019 Test # 2365
0/26, 6, 48 South Africa v India Pune 10 Oct 2019 Test # 2364
1/4, 160, 2 South Africa v India Visakhapatnam 2 Oct 2019 Test # 2363
6 Sth Africans v Ind Pres XI Vizianagaram 26 Sep 2019 Other
11, 1 Surrey v Hampshire Southampton 10 Sep 2019 FC
59, 13 Surrey v Notts Nottingham 13 Jul 2019 FC
63, 1/17, 65, 0/6 Surrey v Kent The Oval 7 Jul 2019 FC
24, 71 Surrey v Yorkshire Scarborough 30 Jun 2019 FC
25, 53 Surrey v Warwickshire The Oval 23 Jun 2019 FC
24 Surrey v Yorkshire Guildford 10 Jun 2019 FC
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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Oct 21, 2019

Dean Elgar reacts after being struck on his helmet by Umesh Yadav, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 3rd day, October 21, 2019

Dean Elgar reacts after being struck on his helmet by Umesh Yadav

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Oct 4, 2019

Dean Elgar acknowledges the applause upon reaching 150, India v South Africa, 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, Day 3, October 4, 2019

Dean Elgar acknowledges the applause upon reaching 150

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Oct 4, 2019

Dean Elgar braces for a long vigil ahead of a session, India v South Africa, 1st Test, Visakhapatnam, Day 3, October 4, 2019

Dean Elgar braces for a long vigil ahead of a session

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