Dean Elgar has been one of the most consistent performers for South Africa in Tests. The opening batsman has always put a price on his wicket. Elgar now has shown his interest in becoming the next Test captain of his country. Elgar mentioned that leadership comes naturally to him and he is willing to lead South Africa in Test Cricket.
The new director of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has already stated that Quinton de Kock will not lead the side in Tests. The wicket-keeper batsman currently leads the proteas side in ODI and T20 formats. Dean Elgar recently decided to put his hand up for the Test skipper job in an interview with CSA on Monday.
Dean Elgar keen on becoming South Africa Test skipper
He is now a major contender for the captaincy role alongside another opening batsman Aiden Markram. Elgar said, “It’s definitely not an easy journey being a Test captain but I think leadership is something that comes naturally to me”.
“I have captained teams in the past, right up from the school level to the provincial level and also at the franchise level. I enjoyed it extremely and If I was asked to take on the captaincy it’s definitely something I would think long and hard about because it would mean a lot to me”.
Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis stepped down as captain after South Africa lost the Test series again England earlier this year. Since then, the name of the new Test captain is much anticipated. Elgar has never captained his national team but was the vice-captain under Du Plessis in two matches.
The 32-year-old Dean Elgar has so far played 63 matches in his Test career. The southpaw has so far scored 3888 runs at an average of 39 including 12 centuries.