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An old school left-handed opener, who believes in building an innings rather than exploding at the crease, Elgar was ignored for a long time by the South African selectors. When he finally got selected in 2012 in ODIs, it seemed that he was not made for the format. Excelling in Tests with long attritional innings, he was thought of as a slow starter in ODIs but with the World Cup looming in 2019, he is certain to be in the squad to provide stability at times of crises. And we all know that South Africa are never short of crisis when it comes to World Cups.

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South African batsman Dean Elgar

Leadership comes naturally to me: Dean Elgar shows interest in becoming South Africa's Test captain

Cricket | May 25, 2020, 04:14 PM IST

Du Plessis had resigned as Test captain in February and Quinton de Kock was expected to take the reins but Cricket South Africa ruled him out of the job, saying they don't want to overburden the wicketkeeper-batsman.

We understand each other well: Dean Elgar on his camaraderie with Mark Boucher

We understand each other well: Dean Elgar on his camaraderie with Mark Boucher

Cricket | May 25, 2020, 04:08 PM IST

Elgar believes head coach Mark Boucher leans on him a lot and that they both share a great understanding.

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South Africa vs England: Dean Elgar records unwanted feat in Centurion Test

Cricket | Dec 26, 2019, 04:35 PM IST

With the early dismissal, Elgar became only the fourth South African batsman to be dismissed on the first ball of a Test match after Gary Kirsten fell before West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose in Cape Town.

Dean Elgar suffers concussion after Umesh bouncer hits him, out of action for six days

Elgar out of action for six days after suffering concussion

Cricket | Oct 21, 2019, 09:17 PM IST

Elgar was hit just above the ear and immediately fell on the ground, calling for medical help. He was batting on 16 off 29 balls when Umesh bouncer struck him.

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Theunis de Bruyn announced as Dean Elgar's concussion substitute

Theunis de Bruyn announced as Dean Elgar's concussion substitute

Cricket | Oct 21, 2019, 03:59 PM IST

Earlier on Day 3, Elgar was hit by a nasty bouncer by Indian pacer Umesh Yadav on the helmet in the 10th over of second innings before Tea.

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India vs South Africa: Umesh's nasty bouncer hits Dean Elgar on helmet

Cricket | Oct 21, 2019, 03:59 PM IST

Dean Elgar was retired hurt after he was struck on the helmet during the third day of the final Test.

India vs South Africa

IND vs SA: Coming to India a good learning curve, says Dean Elgar

Cricket | Oct 17, 2019, 01:28 PM IST

After managing a 1-1 draw in the T20 series, South Africa suffered big defeats in the first two Tests of the three-match rubber against a dominant outfit led by Virat Kohli.

It may be my best hundred I have had for South Africa: Dean Elgar

It may be my best hundred I have had for South Africa: Dean Elgar

Cricket | Oct 04, 2019, 08:03 PM IST

Dean Elgar was among the South African batsmen who had a disastrous tour of India four years ago.

Centurion Dean Elgar credits County stint with Surrey for his success in Test cricket

Centurion Dean Elgar credits County stint with Surrey for his success

Cricket | Oct 04, 2019, 06:47 PM IST

Speaking at the end of the day's play, Elgar said that it is really tough to bat in Indian conditions and he learnt from the experience he had on his last tour with the team.

1st Test, Day 3: Ashwin's fifer puts India on top after Elgar-de Kock tons

1st Test, Day 3: Ashwin's fifer puts India on top after SA fightback

Cricket | Oct 04, 2019, 05:31 PM IST

The Proteas dominated the first two sessions of the day but the last session was clearly shared as the spin duo of Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja clawed back.

India vs South Africa 2019

Dean Elgar conquers tormentor Ashwin to score maiden Test ton in India

Cricket | Oct 04, 2019, 03:58 PM IST

Dean Elgar century was South Africa's first Test century in India since Hashim Amla's triple-figure knock in 2010. But for Elgar, its significance lies elsewhere. 

South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2019

It's fun hitting guys on the head, says milestone man Dale Steyn after frightening Sri Lanka

Cricket | Feb 15, 2019, 10:11 AM IST

On Thursday, Steyn bowled a fiery unbroken 10-over spell with speeds constantly in the high 140s.

Dean Elgar named South Africa's stand-in captain for final Test vs Pakistan

Dean Elgar named South Africa's stand-in captain for final Test vs Pakistan

Cricket | Jan 09, 2019, 05:17 PM IST

Faf Du Plessis was suspended for one Test and fined 20 percent of his match fee after his team were found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate during South Africa's 9 wicket victory in the second Test.

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South Africa vs Pakistan: ICC warns and hands a demerit point to visitor's coach Mickey Arthur for code breach

Cricket | Dec 28, 2018, 08:53 PM IST

Arthur was found to have violated Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct which relates to "showing dissent at an umpire's decision during an international match".

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Captains Faf du Plessis and Sarfraz Ahmed share an unwanted world record after South Africa's victory in Centurion

Cricket | Dec 28, 2018, 08:59 PM IST

Faf and Sarfraz failed to open their accounts with the bat in both innings.

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4th Test, Day 3: Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis help South Africa consolidate lead against Australia

Cricket | Apr 01, 2018, 10:29 PM IST

South Africa ground their way toward a series win with an unbeaten 40-run partnership between Dean Elgar (39 not out) and skipper Faf du Plessis (34 not out).

Pat Cummins

3rd Test: Pat Cummins gives Australia control after Dean Elgar's ton on Day 1

Cricket | Mar 22, 2018, 10:52 PM IST

Cummins removed AB de Villiers for 64 after tea to end his 128-run stand with Dean Elgar and start South Africa's sudden slide.

Morne Morkel retirement

Dean Elgar 'shocked' over Morne Morkel's sudden retirement

Cricket | Mar 01, 2018, 11:29 AM IST

Morkel recently dropped a bombshell when he announced that he would bid adieu to all forms of international cricket following the conclusion of the four-match Test series against Australia.

India vs South Africa 2018 Johannesburg Test

India vs South Africa: Third Test should have been called off, says Dean Elgar

Cricket | Jan 28, 2018, 04:14 PM IST

Elgar took a nasty blow on his helmet in the ninth over of South Africa's second innings which forced early stumps on day three but the match resumed next day after deliberations between the captains and match officials.

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3rd Test: India utilized conditions at Wanderers better than South Africa, says coach Ottis Gibson

Cricket | Jan 27, 2018, 08:29 AM IST

Gibson said they want a resumption of play in the third Test but the conditions should be safe for batting.

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