South African batter Dean Elgar acknowledges the crowd (Gallo Images)
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Former Proteas skipper Dean Elgar, who announced his retirement from international cricket following the recently completed Test series against India, has signed a three-year contract with English county side Essex.
Elgar, who amassed 5347 runs at Test level, including 14 centuries and 23 half-centuries and captained South Africa on 18 occasions during his 86 Test match career, said he is looking forward to the opportunity to play in England and help Essex push for higher honours.
“I’m thrilled to embark on this new chapter of my cricketing journey with Essex,” Elgar told the club website.
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