Best XI of unsung heroes among current players

Best XI of unsung heroes among current players

Despite performing for the team every time, these players' efforts often go unnoticed.

Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Cricket is a team game and the contributions from every individual matter in this sport. Cricketers play for their country for pride, but most of the time the batter with the highest runs, or the bowler with the highest wickets, or the performers of the winning team only get the recognition in a particular match or a series.

But, the other performers who contribute to the victory of the team often get overshadowed. Even a substitute fielder who fields in a match aids the team in achieving success. So, there are plenty of players who are overlooked in this period of cricket.

Here’s a look at such unsung heroes among the current players.

1. Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar
Dean Elgar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Dean Elgar, the South African Test opener, has always been a consistent batter for the team. He debuted in Tests in the year 2012 against Australia and scored two ducks in the Test match. After that,  South Africa’s legendary batter Graeme Smith retired from Tests and this created an opportunity for Elgar to retain his opening spot.

This Proteas player then became the regular player of the Test side and eventually got promoted as a captain recently. He has been an anchor of the side and has guided the team to victory many times. Elgar has played a total of 72 Test matches and has scored 4528 runs with an average of 39.84. He has 13 hundreds and 19 fifties under his name. However, he is not much-lauded like the other South African cricketers.

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