• Elgar eager to flourish at the top

    Batsman Dean Elgar is enjoying the challenge of opening the batting for the Tshwane Spartans in the Mzansi Super League.

    Elgar batted in the middle order for the Spartans’ opening fixtures of the tournament, but has since been elevated to the top.

    He struck a match-winning century against the Jozi Stars at SuperSport Park in Centurion earlier this week – and will likely continue the opening role versus the Cape Town Blitz at the same venue on Saturday.

    ‘I am very happy to open. I have always thought I was best suited in the top three in this format of the game. It allows me to get myself in and then play a few more expansive shots later on,’ said Elgar, who opens the batting for the Proteas in Test match cricket.

    The fixture will bring an intriguing battle between a power-backed Blitz bowling attack, spearheaded by pace ace Dale Steyn, but minus the injured Anrich Nortje and a star-studded Spartans batting order led by captain AB de Villiers.

    ‘The Cape Town Blitz are a strong side. Their bowling unit seems quite solid. But we also have some seriously strong batters that haven’t come off, and when they do it is going to be some great entertainment for the spectators. T20 is so¬†unpredictable. Any team on any day can blow a team out of the water,’ he concluded.

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