Dean Elgar named as South Africa captain for 2nd test against India

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar (image: CSA)

Dean Elgar, who is in the last phase of his international career was named as the captain for the upcoming test series against India.

South Africa captain for 2nd test against India

Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the final Test of India’s South Africa tour and Dean Elgar was named as the captain for the test game at Newlands Cricket Ground.

CSA announced that Dean Elgar will be leading the side for the second test after the conclusion of the first game.

Bavuma sustained an injury while fielding on Day 1 of the Test match and did not play in the further part of the game. The scans revealed that he suffered from a hamstring strain.

Elgar was no stranger to captain the side, who have led the side in the past including the time India visited South Africa for a Test series in 2021-22. After suffering a defeat in the first test, the opener led the side to secure victory in the series 2-1.

Winning the toss, South Africa chose to bowl where they had early dismissals and stunned the Indian side. Rohit was sent out by Rabada for 5 runs while Nandre Burger dismissed Shubman Gill and Jaiswal for two and 17 runs.

Virat Kohli had 38 runs before his dismissal by Rabada. At the moment, KL Rahul shined to smash a century on 137 deliveries. Other wickets were dismissed at regular intervals. With the dismissal of KL Rahul for 101, India concluded their innings for 245 runs.

After starting their innings, South African players Dean Elgar and David Bedingham joined forces after the dismissal of Aiden Markram, Tony, and Petersen. On the second day of the innings where Dean Elgar scored a century and overshadowed KL Rahul’s ton.

They completed the day with a score of 218 runs for 3 wickets. After resuming their innings Dean Elgar continued to bat and scored 185 runs before being dismissed by Thakur. South Africa’s Dean Elgar was exceptionally impressive as he helped the side to score 408 runs.

After starting the second innings, India was folded for 131 runs in the second innings and lost the match.

Despite losing their first test, India will be playing their second test against Proteas men starting on January 03, 2024, at Newlands Cricket Ground.

South Africa squad for 2nd Test against India

Dean Elgar (c), David Bedingham, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Kyle Verreynne, Zubayr Hamza.