Due to South Africa's prickly and ghastly past, selecting an all-time XI is always a contentious issues. Do you pick players from the apartheid era, knowing that the record is skewed because many players missed out on the opportunity to play for the national team?
Such a selection policy means that players like Barry Richards, Graeme Pollock, Dudley Nurse, Mike Procter and Aubrey Faulkner would all miss out on an all-time XI spot. It is not done to discredit these men of their efforts. They were legends in their own right.
However, for the sake of democracy, the all-time XI for this specific selection is based on the post-isolation era. It's amazing how many of the best are still playing for the Proteas.
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