Dean Elgar Comments on Points Ahead Of Third Test Against India
By Shruti - Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm
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South Africa opener Dean Elgar commented on the point system ahead of the final Test against India. After having a 1-1 draw in the T20 series, South Africa lost the two Tests of the three-match test series against Virat Kohli-led India.

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar

“It’s a challenging tour. You get stretched as a person, you get stretched as a cricketer, I think you get to know yourself quite a lot as a person when you come to the smaller places where the hotels are maybe not as good, and you get challenged on the field,” Elgar said.

“It’s always a good learning curve coming to India. Back in the day it was always a bit of a dead rubber game but now with the World Test Championships around, we still have points to play for. We can still get 40 points by following our process against India in the last Test. That’s something we can’t neglect going into this game. There is still a lot to play for,” he added.

Elgar, who became the first South Africa player to score a hundred in India after nine years. He scored it in the opening Test.

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“It’s no secret that it’s been a bit of a challenge for all of us. We haven’t played our greatest cricket, consistent cricket. But we are trying to be positive. The senior players are trying to keep the guys motivated. We are still representing our country which is an immensely proud moment for every player,” he added.

“We still motivate everyone within our squad. It has been a challenging few weeks but it’s still not too gloomy for us. We are upbeat, the morale in the camp is still very good. We still have one game and we can actually change quite a lot. We are still pretty hopeful and pretty positive going into the last Test,” he expressed.