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Elgar raring to go for Proteas

2012-11-13 08:00
Dean Elgar (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Dean Elgar, who was called up to the Proteas' squad as replacement for the injured JP Duminy, says he is ready should he be asked to make his Test debut.

Elgar, 25, was called up after Duminy ruptured his Achilles tendon in training on the first day of the first Test against Australia in Brisbane.

While admitting that no promises about playing time were made, Elgar says it will be nice to make his Test debut down under. He made his ODI debut against England in August this year.

"Andrew Hudson (convenor of selectors) phoned me on Saturday just before lunch time to tell me to pack my bags. I was so excited I lost my appetite!" he told the Volksblad website.

Elgar, Faf du Plessis and Robin Peterson are all in line to take Duminy's spot for the second Test, which starts next week in Adelaide.

"He (Hudson) said nothing about playing time, but it will be nice to now also play in my first Test."

The left-handed Elgar can bat anywhere in the top order and also provides a vital spin bowling option.

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