CAPETOWN-Dean Elgar can be prepared to develop into South Africa’s subsequent Take a look at captain as hypothesis about who will substitute Faf du Plessis gathers momentum.

Elgar, who turns 33 subsequent month, put his hand up in an interview with Cricket South Africa (CSA), launched on Monday, and joins Aiden Markram on the record of gamers who’ve expressed curiosity within the job.

Quinton de Kock was anticipated to take over from Du Plessis, having succeeded him as captain of South Africa’s limited-overs groups, however CSA stated it didn’t need to overburden the wicketkeeper-batsman and dominated him out of the Take a look at captaincy.

With CSA nonetheless looking for an answer to enjoying their scheduled three-test collection in opposition to the West Indies in July, the appointment of a captain has develop into extra urgent.

“It’s definitely not an easy journey being a test captain but I think leadership is something that comes extremely naturally to me,” Elgar stated. “I’ve captained teams in the past, right up from school level to provincial level and at franchise level. I enjoyed it extremely and if I was asked to take on the captaincy it’s definitely something I would think long and hard about because it would mean a lot to me.”

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Du Plessis give up as captain after South Africa misplaced their house collection to England firstly of the 12 months. Elgar twice deputised for Du Plessis as captain, dropping the 2017 Lords Take a look at to England by 211 runs and overseeing a 107-run victory over Pakistan in early 2019.