Dean Elgar Biography and Career
Dean Elgar was born on 11 June 1987. He is a South African cricketer who currently captains the Test team. He bats left-handed and bowls slow with his left arm. In this article we are going to talk about the biography, career, notable works, and family of Dean Elgar so read the article till the end.
Dean Elgar scored his first Test century against New Zealand on January 12, 2013. With Graeme Smith’s retirement, Elgar gained a regular opportunity in his specialist position at the top of the order in Test cricket.
Elgar scored 103 against Sri Lanka on 16 July 2014, and then 121 against the West Indies at St George’s Oval, where he scored nearly half of his career international test runs and had the most fifties.
Dean Elgar is an international cricketer and he played so many games for country, state and clubs this biography article is incomplete without talking about his career. So here you will gain info about his achievements and life story.
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 on December 28, 2015.
Elgar scored 127 points in the first Test against Australia in Perth on November 5, 2016.
His and JP Duminy’s partnership of 250 in the match was South Africa’s highest in Perth, the third highest overall in Perth, and their second highest against Australia.
He became the first South African opener to face 200 or more balls in both innings of a Test against New Zealand on March 11, 2017.
Elgar became the first South African to carry his bat twice in a Test match since 1992 on January 27, 2018, against India.
Dean Elgar batted for the third time in his test career on March 23, 2018, against Australia, when South Africa was bowled out for 311 in the first innings of the third test, equaling the record set by Desmond Haynes of the West Indies.
With this accomplishment, he also became the only batsman to carry his bat in a test match innings twice in a single calendar year.
Elgar was named to the Tshwane Spartans squad for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament in September 2019.
He was named to the Northern squad in April 2021, ahead of the South African cricket season 2021-22.
Elgar was named Titans captain for the 2021-22 CSA T20 Challenge in February 2022.
Short biography of Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar was selected for the Sri Lankan One-Day International series in early 2012 but had to withdraw due to injury.
He made his ODI debut against England in a rain-affected match, but found success in his second match, scoring 15 before being bowled by Graeme Swann. Elgar caught Craig Kieswetter off his third delivery in ODI cricket, bowling his left-arm spin.
Elgar took an incredible catch of Jonathan Trott before catching Eoin Morgan out in a South African victory.
Elgar made his test debut on November 30, 2012, against Australia, scoring a duck in his first test innings. He then added another duck in the second inning to make it a pair of ducks on the day.
Random biography facts about Dean Elgar
In 2006, Dean Elgar captained the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. In the major South African cricket competitions, he now plays for the Northerns and Titans cricket teams.
He was a member of the Northerns team that competed in the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. On March 23, 2018, he became the second batsman in Test cricket history, after Desmond Haynes, to carry his bat through an innings three times.
Cricket South Africa announced in March 2021 that Elgar had been appointed as South Africa’s Test captain, succeeding Quinton de Kock.
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