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Dean Elgar is going to play a new role as opener

South African middle order batsman Dean Elgar says he is looking forward to the "new challenge" of opening slot batting for South Africa soil in the upcoming test series against the West Indies. Elgar has only opened the innings in South Africa once against Australia in Port Elizabeth but has been considering as a permanent feature at the top following Graeme Smith's retirement earlier this year. He said that of South Africa being the toughest country to bat in as an opener. "I have played as opener for eight years in first-class cricket in South Africa so maybe in that sense I am a little bit more comfortable to opening the batting," he added

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