The price of being on top?

Jake White had it when he turned the Springboks into the number one team in the World. Over his 4 year stint, there was always this blemish on his record, according to some.  Peter de Villiers didn’t come off unscathed either.  Even though the Springboks dropped in the rankings, the fact that they were in the spotlight since White’s era, made it impossible for Divvy to escape the scathing criticism.  Meyer has also come under the whip during his short stint sofar for the very same reason.

Not selected enough black players.

All the time, I was wondering, the Proteas is probably doing something right, because no one is complaining about them…and why should anyone in any event, as with Alviro Petersen, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Hashim Amla, Rory Kleinveldt now regulars in the side, they are doing pretty decent work in transforming the national test cricket side.

According to Sport24,  however, Hudson and co came under the whip for their lack of transforming the National side by the CSA Board.  Not enough black players, they say.  Basson said: “The target at the moment is four blacks for franchise and national teams…” They also stated that they will be looking at increasing the quota for black africans to be included…

 

 

 

Now, let’s quickly do a count, shall we?

Proteas Test Squad

Name

Race

Age

Test caps

Batting/Bowling Average

Graeme Smith

White

31

106

49.25 Bat

Hashim Amla

Indian

29

66

50.83 bat

AB de Villiers (wk)

White

28

81

49.26 bat

F du Plessis

White

28

3

102.66 bat

D Elgar

White

25

2

7 bat

JH Kallis

White

37

159

56.94 bat

R Kleinveldt

Coloured

29

2

60.75 (Bowl)

R McLaren

White

29

1

(33 Not out) 43 Bowling

M Morkel

White

28

46

29.86 (Bowl)

Alviro Petersen

Coloured

32

20

42.65 Bat

R Peterson

Coloured

33

8

33.8 Bowl

V Philander

Coloured

27

13

17.4 Bowl

J Rudolph

White

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