Dean Elgar is a South African Cricketer who generally features in the Tests, ODI and T20. He was born on 11 June 1987 in Welkom, Orange Free State Province, South Africa. He did his schooling from St. Dominic’s College, Welkom. His father Richard Elgar and Mother Denise Peart. He is left-handed opening batsman.
During his school cricket days, Dean played against South African born New Zealand fast bowler Neil Wagner. In 2005, he was awarded the trophy for South African District Player of the year for his remarkable performance. He captained the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka for the first time and from here he made his debut in the domestic circle against Northern Cricket Association.
Despite not being a perfect player at the beginning he proved himself with a series of best performances later on. He is 12th overall batsman to get dismissed on 199 in a Test Match, against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom. Dean had wait twice to make his ODI debut as when he was selected for the Sri Lankan ODI series in early 2012, he had to back off due to an injury. He also had a Test debut against Australia at Perth in 2012, where he got out on zero in both innings but again in November 2016 he scored 127 and had a partnership of 250 runs with JP Duminy which became the second highest partnership against Australia .Then, in 2013, Elgar had his first international test century against New Zealand.
During the 3rd Test against England at The Oval, he had a suspected broken finger, but despite that, he made a fighting 136 over five and a half hours at the cease.
In 2015, Elgar became the only one second cricketer for South Africa to carry his bat in a Test inning. He remained not throughout the innings, scoring 118. After that, the total 14 test wickets he got it in his pocket. Then in 2017, Dean became the first South African opener to face 200 or more balls in both innings of a Test. In 2018, he was the first South African to carry his bat twice in Tests since 1992. Because of this achievement , he became the only batsman to carry his bat in an innings of a test match twice in a same year.
He has earned the reputation of being a gusty, focused, and a technically sound batsman.