• Dean Elgar

    • Role: Batter
    • Batting: Left Hand Batter
    • Bowling: Right arm,medium fast
    • Date of Birth: June 11, 1987
    • Place of Birth: South Africa

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Dean Elgar had already been identified as a future Protea from the time he led South Africa to the ICC under-19 World Championship in 2006. Since then he has been a consistent performer in franchise cricket as an opening batsman in the Sunfoil Series and as a middle-order all-rounder in limited overs cricket.

He suffered the frustration of having to drop out injured after being selected for his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in early 2012 and his chance finally came when the selectors decided to rest Jacques Kallis for the following ODI series in England. He played in all five matches and did well enough to suggest that there may be further opportunities.

Apart from his contribution with bat and ball he also took a stunning catch in the deep in the victory over England at Southampton.

His Test debut followed in Australia at the end of 2012 when he was called up as an injury replacement for JP Duminy and his first century came in his third match against New Zealand. The retirement off Graeme Smith has created a regular opportunity for him in his specialist position at the top of the order.

Statistics

Batting
Format M IN NO R HS AVG SR 100S 50S CT ST
Tests 35 56 5 2002 140 39.25 44.94 7 6 38 0
ODIs 6 5 1 98 42 24.50 61.25 0 0 3 0
First-class 149 260 22 10385 268 43.63 49.40 31 38 117 0
List A 139 133 21 4742 131* 42.33 79.08 5 35 45 0
Twenty20 53 49 14 1302 72 37.20 108.22 0 8 17 0
Bowling
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 35 905 554 13 4/56 42.61 3.67 69.6 1 0
ODIs 6 96 67 2 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0
First-class 149 3780 2525 50 5/141 50.50 4.00 75.6 2 0
List A 139 2705 2448 51 3/43 48.00 5.42 53.0 0 0
Twenty20 53 579 657 28 4/23 23.46 6.80 20.6 1 0

One of the toughest days of my career – Elgar

ean Elgar has described his seventh Test century on the opening day of the first Test match against New Zealand at the University Oval in Dunedin on Wednesday as one of the ‘toughest’ of his 33-match Test career.


Elgar ton leads Proteas recovery

Dean Elgar struck one of the finest centuries for his country to help the Standard Bank Proteas fight back from early trouble to end day one of the first Test against New Zealand with honours even at the University Oval in Dunedin on Wednesday


Century releases some of Elgar’s frustrations

Standard Bank Proteas opener, Dean Elgar was pleased to have put some of his frustrations of throwing away good starts behind him with a career-best century on the opening day of the second Sunfoil Test against Sri Lanka at PPC Newlands in Cape Town on Monday


Cook and Elgar combo starts to click

STEPHEN COOK and Dean Elgar’s synergy as an opening Test match partnership gained further momentum in the first Sunfoil Test match against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.


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