Dean Elgar is counted among the grittiest modern-day opening batsmen. Elgar captained the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006. Currently, he plays for Northern cricket team and Titans cricket team in the major South African cricket competitions. Dean gave alot of impressive performances in his formative years, but it took him six years to impress the selectors of South Africa.
In the year 2012 ge finally made it to the national squad for the Sri Lanka series, but in between, he was withdrawn due to his injury.
Name: Dean Elgar
Nickname: Deano, Alfie
Test: vs. Australia at W.A.C.A Ground on November 30, 2012
ODI: vs. England at Sophia Gardens on August 24, 2012
T20I: vs. Zimbabwe at Bloemfontein on March 26, 2008
Jersey Number: #64 (South Africa), #64 (domestic)
Career Turning Point: When he played for Free State in 2005 after which he earned the place in South Africa’s 2006 Under-19 Wolrd Cup in Sri Lanka.
Major Teams: South Africa, Eagles, Free State, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Somerset, South Africa A, South Africa Under-19s, Surrey, Titans
He is the second South African to carry his bat (not out when the team inning is over) in a Test innings since Garry Kirsten, in 2015 against England.
Also, he made a tremendous partnership pf 250with JP Duminy the third-highest overall in Perth, and the second-highest against Australia, in 2016.
Dean is the first South African batsman who faces 200 or more balls in both innings of a test, against NewZealand in 2017.
Height (approx.): 5ft 8in
Weight (approx.): 65kg
Eye Colour: Hazel Eyes
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 11th June 1987
Age (as of May 2019): 31 Year
Birth Place: Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Gemini
School: St. Dominic’s College, Welkom
Father: Richard Elgar
Mother: Sally Elgar
Marital Status: Married
Address: Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
Hobbies: Watching Golf
Cricketers: Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Allan Donald, Dale Steyn
Favorite Golfer: Rory Mcilroy
He captained 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka for the first time.
Dean wait two times for his ODI debut as he was selected for the Sri Lanka ODI series in early 2012, he had to back due to an injury. And again when he supposed to make his ODI debut against England, the match was abandoned due to rain.
He is a dog lover.
In 2015, dean won ‘South African Country Districts Player of the Year’ for his tremendous performance in Free State.
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