• 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 39 64 5 2293 140 38.86 45.63 8 8 39 0
ODIs 6 5 1 98 42 24.50 61.25 0 0 3 0
First-class 154 269 22 10681 268 43.24 49.44 32 40 118 0
List A 139 133 21 4742 131* 42.33 79.08 5 35 45 0
Twenty20 55 51 14 1351 72 36.51 108.42 0 8 19 0
Bowling
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 39 923 582 13 4/56 44.76 3.78 71.0 1 0
ODIs 6 96 67 2 1/11 33.50 4.18 48.0 0 0
First-class 154 3798 2553 50 5/141 51.06 4.03 75.9 2 0
List A 139 2705 2448 51 3/43 48.00 5.42 53.0 0 0
Twenty20 55 579 657 28 4/23 23.46 6.80 20.6 1 0

Basic disciplines let us down – Elgar

Standard Bank Proteas stand-in captain, Dean Elgar, says the squad will need to be a lot more ‘ruthless’ with their basic disciplines- which he feels was the disappointment-


‘Gutsy’ Elgar the man for the job – Domingo

Standard Bank Proteas head coach, Russell Domingo, says Dean Elgar will bring a ‘gutsy’ attitude as captain for the first Test match against England starting at Lord’s in London on Thursday.


The series starts tomorrow – Elgar

The Standard Bank Proteas amp up their Test match preparation with a three-day warm-up match against the England Lions starting at New Road in Worcester on Thursday.


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.


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