Dean Elgar Full Biography

The 5’8″ south African born left-hand batsman which great captaincy traits named Dean Elgar is the backbone of the South African side after the retirements of Ab de Villiers and de Kock. He is carrying young south African side on his shoulders just like former south african captain Graeme smith. His batting stance resembles with Graeme smith and also his great temprament and style of play. He made his First Class debut way back in 2006 but he had to wait six long years to get maiden national call.


Elgar made his Test debut in 2012 against Australia in Australia and ODI debut against England in 2012. He was more focued toward red ball cricket and his ODI cutted short down to only 8 matches but he has been more toward test cricket. after the retirement of Faf du Plesis and de kock, he was appointed the captain of the side and till now he has been doing treffic job. He carried bat twice in a year and proved himself as the man of crisis when he stood tall till the end.


Dean Elgar Basic Information 

  • Name: Dean Elgar
  • Nickname: Elgar
  • Role: Batsman
  • Batting Style: Left-hand bat
  • Bowling Style: slow left arm

Dean Elgar Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.):  5’8″
  • Weight (approx.): N/A
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Hazel Grey

Personal Life of Dean Elgar

  • Date of Birth: 11 June 1987 
  • Age: 34 years
  • Birth Place: Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South African
  • School: N/A
  • College: St. Dominic’s College, Welkom
  • Educational Qualifications: N/A
  • Net Worth: $1 Million – $2 Million

Dean Elgar Family & Religion

  • Father: Richard Elgar
  •  Mother: Sally Elgar
  • Brother: N/A
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor: Graeme Smith
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Address: Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa

Cricket Career Of Dean Elgar

  • Test:  Australia vs South Africa at Perth – November 30 – December 03, 2012
  • ODI: England vs South Africa at Cardiff – August 24, 2012
  • T20:  N/A
  •  Jersey Number: 64
  • Domestic/State Teams: Eagles, South Africa, Somerset, South Africa A, Knights, Titans, Surrey, Benoni Zalmi, Tshwane Spartans
  • Nature on the field: Calm.

Batting Career

Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 73 128 10 4583 199 38.84 9846 46.55 13 0 19 580 25
ODI 8 7 1 104 42 17.33 177 58.76 0 0 0 6 0

Bowling Career

Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 73 44 1030 665 15 4/22 4/56 3.87 44.33 68.67 0 0
ODI 8 4 96 67 2 1/11 1/11 4.19 33.5 48.0 0 0




Source: Cricbuzz





Highlighted Records of Dean Elgar

  • Elgar captained his side in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup which was held in Sri Lanka in 2006.
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  • He became the second batsman after Desmond Haynes to carry his bat on three occasions in Test cricket history in 2018.
  • Elgar became the only batsman to carry his bat in an innings of a test match twice in a single calendar year.
  • While batting against New Zealand, he became the first South African opener to face 200 or more balls in both innings of a Test in 2017.



Dean Elgar Preferences & Hobbies

  • Hobbies: Watching golf
  • Favorite Cricketers: AB de villier
  • Favorite Sportspersons: Rory McIlroy
  • Favorite Food: Chicken Salad
  • Favorite Color: Blue

Relationship Status

  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Wife: N/A
  • Marriage Date: N/A
  • Children: N/A

                                        Dean Elgar Awards and Recognitions

  • Elgar became the only batsman to carry his bat in an innings of a test match twice in a single calendar year.

Controversies did by (Dean Elgar)

  • He as a captain involved in controversial lbw which led to the banters between Indian and South African players during test series in 2021-2022.

The All Out Cricket Post Interview Of Dean Elgar

Lesser-Known Facts



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