Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar

Opening Batter

Batting Style Left Hand Bat
Bowling Style Slow Left Arm Orthodox
Age 36 years
Place of Birth South Africa

29 Jan 2024

Virat Kohli

'Virat Kohli spat at me,' Dean Elgar makes shocking claim

Former South African batter Dean Elgar has made a shocking revelation regarding his first interaction with Indian batting ace Virat Kohli.

04 Jan 2024

Indian Cricket Team

Team India records its first-ever Test win in Cape Town

The Indian cricket team has claimed its first-ever Test win in Cape Town.

04 Jan 2024

Test Cricket

Dean Elgar bows out: His notable stats and records (Tests)

Dean Elgar departed for 12 in his final Test innings during the 2nd Test against India at Newlands, Cape Town.

04 Jan 2024

Mohammed Siraj

Decoding Mohammed Siraj's stellar Test stats outside Asia

Mohammed Siraj ran through South Africa's batting line-up on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test in Cape Town to register a career-best six-wicket haul.

03 Jan 2024

ICC Test Rankings

Virat Kohli enters the top 10 of ICC Test Rankings

Virat Kohli has broken into the top 10 of the latest ICC Test Rankings following an impressive show against South Africa in the Test series opener in Centurion.

SA's Dean Elgar completes 1,000 Test runs against India: Stats

South African opener Dean Elgar has completed 1,000 Test runs against India. He got to the mark with his fourth run on Day 1 of the second Test in Cape Town.

Dean Elgar averages 46.31 (Tests) in Cape Town: Key stats

South Africa will face India in the second Test on January 3 in Cape Town to wrap up the series.

South Africa tame India in Boxing Day Test (Centurion): Stats

South Africa beat India by an innings and 32 runs in the Boxing Day Test in Centurion.

SA take 163-run lead in Centurion; can India script history?   

South Africa racked up a mammoth 408 in response to India's 245 in the Boxing Day Test in Centurion.

Marco Jansen hammers his career-best Test score: Key stats

South African all-rounder Marco Jansen tormented the Indian bowling attack on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test in Centurion.

Dean Elgar slams his highest Test score against India: Stats

Senior opener Dean Elgar's masterclass put South Africa on top against India in the ongoing Boxing Day Test match in Centurion.

Boxing Day Test: Ton-up Elgar helps SA gain first-innings lead 

Dean Elgar's knock put South Africa on top against India in the ongoing Boxing Day Test in Centurion.

Dean Elgar slams 14th Test century in his final series 

South Africa's senior batter Dean Elgar has slammed his 14th century in Test cricket.

Dean Elgar accomplishes 16,500 runs in First-Class cricket: Key stats

South African batting icon Dean Elgar has surpassed 16,500 runs in First-Class cricket.

South Africa vs India, Test series 2023-24: Key player battles

The South Africa versus India Test series starts on Boxing Day with the first encounter to be played in Centurion.

Dean Elgar set to retire following India Test series: Stats

Former South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar is all set to call time on his 12-year International career following the Test series against India.

08 Mar 2023

Aiden Markram

2nd Test, Day 1: Markram, Zorzi help SA post 311/7

South Africa posted 311/7 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test versus West Indies.

Dean Elgar smashes his 23rd Test fifty: Key stats

South Africa's opening Test batter Dean Elgar scored a superb 118-ball 71 on Day 1 of the first Test versus West Indies at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

SA vs WI, Test series: Here is the statistical preview

South Africa will host West Indies for a two-match Test series, starting on February 28.

18 Feb 2023

Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma named South Africa's Test captain: Decoding key stats 

Temba Bavuma has replaced Dean Elgar as South Africa's Test captain.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Captaincy comes naturally to me: Dean Elgar

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

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.

04 Oct 2019


India vs SA, Day 3: Here are the records broken

India still have a 117-run lead against South Africa after a fascinating third day of the ongoing first Test match in Vizag.

06 Aug 2019

Test Cricket

Five best career moments of Dale Steyn

On Monday, South African fast bowler Dale Steyn called it quits from Test cricket.

Dean Elgar to lead SA in third Test against Pakistan

South African opening batsman Dean Elgar will lead the side in the third and final Test match against Pakistan.

SA vs AUS 4th-Test: Proteas on top against sorry Aussies

South Africa have gained serious momentum against Australia in the ongoing fourth Test with a 401-run lead.

Elgar equals world record in 3rd Test against Australia

South African opening batsman Dean Elgar found himself in the record books of Test cricket after equaling the record of carrying his bat through out an innings.

#ThatWas2017: Test Cricket's best XI for 2017

Test cricket has seen some remarkable records been broken in the last 12 months.