Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 31 years 127 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 Insights on test 51 86 7 3243 199 41.05 7170 45.23 11 12 385 21 53 0
ODIs Insights on odi 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 179 310 25 12543 268 44.01 25357 49.46 38 46 1562 70 144 0
List A 146 140 21 4997 131* 41.99 6289 79.45 5 38 390 67 46 0
T20s Insights on t20 58 54 14 1431 72 35.77 1299 110.16 0 8 95 41 23 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 51 38 977 617 14 4/22 4/56 44.07 3.78 69.7 1 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 8 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 179 122 3948 2672 52 4/22 5/141 51.38 4.06 75.9 2 0 0
List A 146 87 2705 2448 51 3/43 3/43 48.00 5.42 53.0 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 58 39 591 675 28 4/23 4/23 24.10 6.85 21.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v South Africa at Perth, Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 20-23, 2018 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 Titans v Warriors at Centurion, Oct 12-15, 2018 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 Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Dec 10, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1, 1/37 Titans v Warriors Centurion 12 Oct 2018 FC
4 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bloemfontein 3 Oct 2018 ODI # 4050 Insights on
2 South Africa v Zimbabwe Kimberley 30 Sep 2018 ODI # 4049 Insights on
110 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 18 Sep 2018 FC
0, 21 Surrey v Worcs Worcester 10 Sep 2018 FC
75 Surrey v Essex Chelmsford 4 Sep 2018 FC
8 Surrey v Notts The Oval 29 Aug 2018 FC
0/10, 0, 0/2, 37 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 20 Jul 2018 Test # 2313 Insights on
0/7, 8, 4 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Jul 2018 Test # 2311 Insights on
1/13, 43 Sth Africans v SL Board XI Colombo (PSS) 7 Jul 2018 Other
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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Sep 30, 2018

South Africa players celebrate a wicket, South Africa v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Diamond Oval, September 30, 2018

South Africa players celebrate a wicket

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Sep 19, 2018

Dean Elgar brought up a century, Somerset v Surrey, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Taunton, September 19, 2018

Dean Elgar brought up a century

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Sep 4, 2018

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar plot a good day for Surrey, essex v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Division One, Chelmsford, September 4, 2018

Rory Burns and Dean Elgar plot a good day for Surrey

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