Who is Dean Elgar?

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

Dean Elgar Biography, Wiki

Dean Elgar is a professional cricket player, who plays for the South Africa National Cricket Team and has been a part of the outfit since 2005. He has been among the most successful players for the side.

Dean Elgar has had a successful stint with the side. Dean Elgar was born on June 11, 1987, in Welkom. Dean Elgar made his ODI/T20/Test debut for South Africa National Cricket Team in 2005.

Dean Elgar’s main role in the team is that of a batsman, and is a prolific  Left-hand bat batsman, having scored plenty of runs for the teams, both in domestic and international cricket.

He can also bowl part-time spin/pace and bowls Slow left-arm orthodox. He is a brilliant fielder and can field anywhere on the ground. He is good with both his, ground fielding and his catching.

Dean Elgar plays for the South Africa National Cricket Team in ODI/T20/Test format. He represents   Eagles, Free State, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Surrey, Titans team in domestic cricket.

Dean Elgar has scored over 13,046 runs, played for the South Africa National Cricket Team, and is a successful player for the team.

Dean Elgar Biography Wikipedia
Dean Elgar
Nickname(s) Deano, Alfie
Profession Cricketer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet inches– 5’ 8”
Eye Colour Hazel Grey
Hair Colour Black
International Debut ODI– 24 August 2012 against England at Cardiff
Test– 30 November 2012 against Australia at Perth
T20– 26 March 2008 against Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein
Jersey Number #64 (South Africa)
#64 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Team Eagles, Free State, Somerset, Surrey, Titans
Favourite Shot Pull shot
Records (main ones) • The second South African to “carry his bat” (not out when the team innings is over) in a Test innings since Gary Kirsten, in 2015 against England.
• His partnership of 250 with JP Duminy is the third-highest overall in Perth, and the second-highest against Australia, in 2016.
• The first South African opening batsman to face 200 or more balls in both innings of a Test, against New Zealand in 2017.
Career Turning Point His performance for Free State in 2005 after which he led South Africa in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 11 June 1987
Age (as in 2019) 32 Years
Birthplace Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality South African
Hometown Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
School St. Dominic’s College, Welkom
Family Father– Richard Elgar
Mother– Denise Peart
Religion Not Known
Hobby Watching golf
Favorite Things
Cricketer(s) Batsman– Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers
Bowler– Allan Donald, Dale Steyn
Golfer Rory McIlroy
Restaurant KFC
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife/Spouse First- Name Not Known (1st wife-Divorced)
Second- Name Not Known (2nd wife-m. 2017 – present)

Dean Elgar Career

Elgar remained a promising performer since his domestic debut but he had to wait six years to play his first international game.

In 2012, he was included in the South African squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka but couldn’t play any game due to an injury.

Later in the year, he made his international debut in a rain-abandoned ODI against England.

In the second ODI, he scored 15 runs and also took a wicket. He was splendid in the field too, taking two magnificent catches and winning the match for his team.

His Test debut also came in the same year on 30 November. Playing against Australia in his maiden Test, he got out on duck in both innings. On 12 January 2013, Elgar hit his first international test century against New Zealand.

During the 2015 tour of India, he showed his fighting spirit in a couple of games, scoring runs on the ridiculously spinning track. He also took four wickets in a Test match at Mohali.

In the first Test of the series against Australia at Perth in November 2016, Elgar scored 127 and had a partnership of 250 runs with JP Duminy.

This partnership was South Africa’s second-highest partnership against Australia which eventually won the match for them.

Coming as an opener over the years, Elgar has proved to be an asset for the team. His composure and technique against the swinging new ball and footwork against spin made him a threat to the opposition.

On 28 September 2017, during a Test match against Bangladesh, he missed his double ton by one run but his solid 199 runs led South Africa to a huge victory. Later, he scored one more century in the very next game of the series.

Elgar has also played some County Cricket for Surrey and Somerset. In 2015, he played two first-class games for Surrey, scoring 161 runs at an average of 53.67.

In 2017, playing for Somerset, he scored 519 runs in six List A games at an astonishing average of 103.8.

In July 2017, South African captain Faf du Plessis had to miss the first Test of the series against England following the birth of his first child.

Elgar was named the stand-in captain by the management to lead the team at Lord’s. However, he had to face a huge defeat by 211 runs in his first game as a captain.

On 28 December 2015, Elgar became the only second cricketer for South Africa to carry his bat in a Test inning. He remained not out throughout the innings, scoring 118.

On 11 March 2017, against New Zealand, he became the first South African opener ever to play over 200 deliveries in both the innings of a Test match.

Elgar has 2,934 runs at an average of 41.32 including 10 centuries in 47 Tests. He has also got 14 test wickets in his pocket.

Dean Elgar FAQ’s

Who is Dean Elgar?

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

How old is Dean Elgar?

Dean Elgar is currently 34 years old.

Is Dean Elgar married?

Yes, Dean Elgar is married.

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