Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
8 Jan 2022
7:30 am

Why no-nonsense Elgar is the right man to lead the Proteas Test team

Ken Borland

The hero of the second Test win against India plays the game hard and he expects his team-mates to do so too.

Dean Elgar of South Africa has shown he is one of the toughest cricketers around. Picture: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

There is little chance of Dean Elgar leaving the Proteas to become a T20 mercenary because his white-ball ability is, frankly, under-rated, but the nuggety left-hander is surely worth his weight in gold to the South African Test team. Since making his debut in Perth at the end of 2012, and bagging a pair, Elgar has worked his way into the hearts of Proteas Test fans and is now the captain tasked with rebuilding the team to the sort of former glories they were in when he was first chosen. For someone with such tenacity and bounce-back-ability — the tougher...