Dean Elgar      

Full name Dean Elgar

Born June 11, 1987, Welkom, Orange Free State

Current age 33 years 229 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 65 113 10 4141 199 40.20 8791 47.10 13 15 522 25 68 0
ODIs 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.75 0 0 6 0 4 0
First-class 212 370 28 14505 268 42.41 29067 49.90 43 57 1854 76 171 0
List A 170 163 25 5916 137 42.86 7305 80.98 7 45 445 88 52 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 65 43 1023 659 15 4/22 4/56 43.93 3.86 68.2 1 0 0
ODIs 8 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0 0
First-class 212 135 4162 2798 56 4/22 5/141 49.96 4.03 74.3 2 0 0
List A 170 102 3109 2843 57 4/37 4/37 49.87 5.48 54.5 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 Sri Lanka at Johannesburg, Jan 3-5, 2021 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 Johannesburg, Jan 3-5, 2021 scorecard
List A debut Northerns v Free State at Pretoria, Feb 26, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Titans v Knights at Centurion, Mar 15, 2020 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
127, 31* South Africa v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 3 Jan 2021 Test # 2401
95 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 26 Dec 2020 Test # 2399
52 Titans v Dolphins Centurion 13 Dec 2020 FC
9 Titans v Cape Cobras Centurion 30 Nov 2020 FC
20, 6 Titans v Warriors Centurion 23 Nov 2020 FC
66, 0 Titans v Warriors Port Elizabeth 9 Nov 2020 FC
101, 0/12, 58 Titans v Cape Cobras Cape Town 2 Nov 2020 FC
0 Titans v Knights Centurion 15 Mar 2020 LA
61* Titans v Cape Cobras Benoni 11 Mar 2020 LA
8 Titans v Lions Johannesburg 8 Mar 2020 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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Jan 26, 2021

Dean Elgar drives one on the off side, Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test, Karachi, 1st day, January 26, 2021

Dean Elgar drives one on the off side

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Jan 26, 2021

Dean Elgar shapes up for a pull, Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test, Karachi, 1st day, January 26, 2021

Dean Elgar shapes up for a pull

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Jan 5, 2021

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram led South Africa's fourth-innings victory cruise, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, 3rd day, Johannesburg, January 5, 2021

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram led South Africa's fourth-innings victory cruise

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