Dean Elgar: News

Despite being on the wrong side of fate at the beginning of his international career, where his first ODI was washed out and his Test debut was delayed by an injury, cricketer Dean Elgar has established himself as a mainstay in the South African Test side. He is not a batsman who can wow the audience with cover drives or square cuts like other left-handers, but he is a player with an airtight technique who relish playing on challenging tracks and make a statement with his numbers. Elgar made his first-class debut for Free State in the 2005-06 season. With the number of runs he scored, he finally came into the national selection radar. After missing his first Test series due to injury, he finally made his Test debut in 2012 against Australia. Although he was handed his ODI debut as well in the same year, he did not suit the format. After Graeme Smith's retirement in 2014, Elgar became the first-choice opener for South Africa. Over the years, he has become one of the toughest wickets to obtain for bowlers. His record of being the only batsman in the Test history to carry his bat through the innings three times proves that.

Elgar wants to continue as SA's Test captain: His stats

South Africa lost their second successive Test series with Dean Elgar at the helm.

AUS vs SA, 3rd Test: Preview, stats, Fantasy XI

Stakes will be incredibly high when Australia and South Africa lock horns in the third and final Test of the series, starting January 4.

26 Dec 2022

Cricket News

South Africa's Dean Elgar breaches 5,000-run mark in Tests: Stats

South African skipper Dean Elgar steered past the 5,000-run mark in the longest format in the ongoing Boxing Day Test against Australia.

Australia vs South Africa, Tests: Here is the statistical preview

Australia are gearing up to host South Africa in an all-important three-Test series, starting December 17.

16 Aug 2022

England Cricket Team

ENG vs SA, 1st Test: Preview, stats, and Fantasy XI

England and South Africa will battle it out in a three-match Test series with the first encounter starting tomorrow at Lord's.

South Africa thrash Bangladesh, win Test series 2-0: Records broken

South Africa beat Bangladesh by 332 runs on Day 4 of the second Test in Port Elizabeth to seal the series 2-0.

Port Elizabeth Test, Day 1: Elgar powers SA to 278/5

South Africa looked menacing on the first day's play in the ongoing second Test against Bangladesh in Port Elizabeth.

Durban Test: SA thrash Bangladesh, take a 1-0 lead

South Africa trounced Bangladesh by 220 runs in the first Test at Kingsmead to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.

Durban Test, Day 4: Bangladesh need 263 runs to win

South Africa looked promising since the start of Day 4 against Bangladesh in Durban.

Durban Test, Day 1: Elgar, Bavuma propel SA to 233/4

South Africa made the most of the conditions on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test against Bangladesh at Kingsmead.

11 Jan 2022

Virat Kohli

Newlands Test: India elect to bat, Virat Kohli returns

South Africa and India are squaring off in the 3rd Test at Newlands, Cape Town.

06 Jan 2022

KL Rahul

South Africa beat India in 2nd Test, level series 1-1

South Africa have beaten India in the second Test at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

05 Jan 2022

Test Cricket

Johannesburg Test: SA respond well in pursuit of 240

The second Test match between South Africa and India is well poised at stumps on Day 3.

04 Jan 2022

Indian Cricket Team

Johannesburg Test: India get crucial wickets of Elgar and Petersen

South Africa (102/4) batted well before losing three wickets in the first session on Day 2 of the second Test versus India in Johannesburg.

03 Jan 2022

Virat Kohli

2nd Test: India elect to bat, KL Rahul replaces Kohli

South Africa and India are locking horns in the 2nd Test at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

30 Dec 2021

Indian Cricket Team

SA vs IND, Day 5: Visitors get three crucial wickets

The Indian cricket team managed to pick up three crucial wickets in the first session on Day 5 of the first Test against South Africa.

29 Dec 2021

Test Cricket

SA vs IND, 1st Test: Key takeaways from Day four

South Africa are 94/4 at stumps in the fourth innings of the ongoing first Test in Centurion against India.

26 Dec 2021

Virat Kohli

SA vs India, 1st Test: Virat Kohli elects to bat

South Africa and India are facing each other in the Boxing Day Test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

23 Dec 2021

Virat Kohli

South Africa vs India, 1st Test: Preview, stats, and more

South Africa and India are to set to lock horns in the first of the three-Test series, starting December 26 in Centurion.

WI vs SA, Day 1: Here are the key takeaways

South Africa made a comeback after losing early wickets on Day 1 of the second Test against West Indies.

WI vs SA, 1st Test: Hosts elect to bat

West Indies and South Africa are squaring off in the first of three-match Test series at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia.

SA name Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma as new captains

Cricket South Africa has made the desired changes in captaincy roles after removing Quinton de Kock as skipper across formats.

29 Jan 2021

Pakistan Cricket Team

Pakistan beat South Africa in first Test: Records broken

The Pakistan cricket team beat South Africa in the first Test of the two-match series.

11 Dec 2020

Hashim Amla

Quinton de Kock appointed South Africa's Test captain for 2020/21

Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been appointed as the captain of South Africa's Test team for the impending season (2020/21).

30 Jun 2020


South Africa announce 44-man High Performance training squad

As many as 44 South African cricketers will return to training with Cricket South Africa (CSA) getting the green signal from Sports Ministry.

Captaincy comes naturally to me: Dean Elgar

South African opener Deal Elgar expressed interest in captaining South Africa in Test cricket.

#ThisDayThatYear: When the sandpaper saga rattled Australian cricket

On March 24, 2018, the cricket fraternity was jolted, owing to the infamous ball-tampering controversy.

Beuran Hendricks earns maiden CSA national contract, Steyn left out

Left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks has been included in Cricket South Africa's contract list for the 2020-21 season.

23 Jan 2020


SA vs England, 4th Test: Can England make it 3-1?

Visitors England would be looking to continue their dominance when they take on hosts South Africa in the fourth and final Test at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from Friday.

13 Jan 2020

South Africa

JP Duminy announces retirement from all forms of cricket

South African all-rounder JP Duminy has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending his 19-year long and illustrious career.

07 Jan 2020

England Cricket Team

2nd Test, England beat South Africa: List of records broken

England overcame hosts South Africa in the second Test match held at Newlands in Cape Town.

07 Jan 2020

Test Cricket

Dean Elgar believes he was not out following DRS controversy

South African opener Dean Elgar has said that he was pretty confident that he was not out despite being dismissed under controversial circumstances during the second Test against England.

Ben Stokes claims impressive Test record for England: Details here

England all-rounder Ben Stokes scripted a new record for England in their 142-year-old history in Test cricket.

26 Dec 2019

England Cricket Team

SA vs ENG: Anderson joins an exclusive list of bowlers

Veteran England pacer James Anderson showed why he is still a top bet at 37 years of age.

Boxing Day Test, SA vs England: Preview, Dream11 and more

South Africa and England will liven their rivalry in the opening first Test of the four-match series, starting December 26.

21 Oct 2019

Virat Kohli

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3: Records broken

The Indian bowlers came up with a ruthless performance as they picked up 16 wickets on Day 3 of the third Test in Ranchi on Monday.

20 Oct 2019


India vs SA, 3rd Test Day 2: Records, key takeaways

India finished on top, courtesy amazing knocks by Ajinkya Rahane (115) and Rohit Sharma (212), on Day 2 of the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi on Sunday.

18 Oct 2019


Match preview for 3rd Test between India and South Africa

Hosts India will lock horns with visitors South Africa in the third and final Test at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi from Saturday.

09 Oct 2019

Virat Kohli

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Preview, Dream11 and more

The Indian cricket team will be aiming to seal the ongoing three-match Test series against South Africa.

07 Oct 2019


ICC Test Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin back in Top 10

As India registered a commendable 203-run win in the opening Test against South Africa, it also had an impact on the ICC Test Rankings, especially for the Indians.