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Dean Elgar
Personal information
Full name Dean Elgar
Born (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 31)
Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Nickname Deano
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Batsman
International information
National side
  • South Africa (2012–present)
Test debut (cap 315) 30 November 2012 v Australia
Last Test 30 March 2018 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 104) 24 August 2012 v England
Last ODI 25 October 2015 v India
ODI shirt no. 64
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2012 Free State
2007–2014 Knights (squad no. 64)
2013 Somerset (squad no. 64)
2014–present Titans (squad no. 64)
2015 Surrey (squad no. 64)
2017 Somerset (squad no. 64)
2018–present Surrey (squad no. 64)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 49 6 172 143
Runs scored 3,194 98 12,279 4,904
Batting average 42.58 24.50 44.65 42.27
100s/50s 11/12 0/0 37/45 5/37
Top score 199 42 268 131*
Balls bowled 947 92 3,870 2,705
Wickets 14 2 51 51
Bowling average 42.71 33.50 51.29 48.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/22 1/11 4/22 3/43
Catches/stumpings 51/– 3/– 138/– 45/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 May 2018

Dean Elgar (born 11 June 1987) is a South African cricketer, who plays Tests and ODIs, and a former Test captain. He is a left-handed opening batsman and a useful slow-left arm bowler.

Elgar captained the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006. He now plays for the Northerns cricket team and Titans cricket team in the major South African cricket competitions. He was included in the Northerns team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[1] On 23 March, 2018 he became the second batsman after Desmond Haynes to carry his bat right through the innings on 3 occasions in Test cricket history.[2][3]

Contents

  • 1 International career
    • 1.1 Debut years
    • 1.2 Record opener
    • 1.3 Captaincy
  • 2 International centuries
    • 2.1 Test centuries
  • 3 International awards
    • 3.1 Test cricket
      • 3.1.1 Man of the Match awards
      • 3.1.2 Player of the Series awards
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

International career[edit]

Debut years[edit]

Elgar was selected for the Sri Lankan ODI series in early 2012 but had to withdraw citing injury. He eventually made his ODI debut against England in an rain-abandoned match, but found success in his second match, scoring 15 in his maiden innings before being bowled by Graeme Swann. Bowling his left-arm spin, Elgar had Craig Kieswetter caught out off only his third delivery in ODI Cricket. In the field, Elgar took an incredible catch of Jonathan Trott then caught Eoin Morgan out in a South African victory.

Elgar made his test debut against Australia on 30 November 2012 and scored a duck in his maiden test innings. He followed this with another duck in the second innings to complete a pair of ducks on debut. On 12 January 2013, Elgar scored his maiden test century against New Zealand. The retirement of Graeme Smith created a regular opportunity for Elgar in his specialist position at the top of the order in Test cricket.

Elgar made 103, against Sri Lanka on 16 July 2014, and followed up with 121 against West Indies at St George's Oval, a ground where he scored almost half of his career international test runs, and recorded the most fifties.

Record opener[edit]

On 28 December 2015 Elgar became the first South African opener to carry his bat in a Test innings since Gary Kirsten in 1997, when he finished 118 not out against England.[4]

On 5 November 2016, Elgar scored 127 during the first Test against Australia at Perth.[5] The partnership of 250 by himself and JP Duminy in the match was recorded as South Africa's highest partnership in Perth, the third highest overall in Perth, and their second highest against Australia.[6][7]

On 11 March 2017, against New Zealand he became the first South African opener to face 200 or more balls in both innings of a Test.[8]

On 27 January 2018, against India he became the first South African to carry his bat twice in Tests since 1992.[9]

On 23 March, 2018, he carried the bat for the third time in his test career scoring an unbeaten 141 against Australia when South Africa was bowled out for 311 in the first innings of the 3rd test, equalling the record with Desmond Haynes of West Indies. With this achievement, he also became the only batsman to carry his bat in an innings of a test match twice in a single calendar year.[10][11]

Captaincy[edit]

Elgar stood in for regular Test captain Faf du Plessis when he missed the first Test against England in 2017, following the birth of his first child.[12]

International centuries[edit]

Test centuries[edit]

Dean Elgar's Test centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Start date Result
1 103* 3  New Zealand South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa St George's Oval 11 January 2013 Won
2 103 10  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Galle, Sri Lanka Galle International Stadium 16 July 2014 Won
3 121 14  West Indies South Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa St George's Oval 26 December 2014 Drawn
4 118* 22  England South Africa Durban, South Africa Kingsmead Cricket Ground 26 December 2015 Lost
5 127 27  Australia Australia Perth, Australia WACA Ground 3 November 2016 Won
6 129 31  Sri Lanka South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands 2 January 2017 Won
7 140 33  New Zealand New Zealand Dunedin, New Zealand University Oval 8 March 2017 Drawn
8 136 38  England England London, England The Oval 27 July 2017 Lost
9 199 40  Bangladesh South Africa Potchefstroom, South Africa Senwes Park 28 September 2017 Won
10 113 41  Bangladesh South Africa Bloemfontein, South Africa Mangaung Oval 6 October 2017 Won
11 141* 48  Australia South Africa Cape Town, South Africa Newlands 22 March 2018 Won

International awards[edit]

Test cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Series Year Match Performance Result
1 1st Test - South Africa in New Zealand 2017 1st Innings: 140 (299 balls, 24x4) ; 1 ct.
2nd Innings: 89 (249 balls, 9x4)
Match drawn.[13]
2 1st Test - Bangladesh in South Africa 2017/18 1st Innings: 199 (388 balls, 15x4, 3x6) ; 1 ct.
2nd Innings: 18 (25 balls, 2x4)
 South Africa won by 333 runs.[14]

Player of the Series awards[edit]

S No Series Season Match Performance Result
1 Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series 2016/17 Batting: 308 runs (1×100, 2×50), avg. 61.60 SR: 53.56
Fielding: 3 ct. (3 matches)
 South Africa won the series 3-0.[15]
2 Bangladesh in South Africa Test Series 2017/18 Batting: 330 runs (2×100), avg. 110.00 SR: 58.40
Fielding: 3 ct. (2 matches)
 South Africa won the series 2-0.[16]

See also[edit]

  • List of cricketers who have carried the bat in international cricket