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.read more
Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock kept the skilful Indian spinners at bay with memorable hundreds, orchestrating South Africa's spirited counter-offensive against the fancied hosts in the series-opening Test.