The recent months have been profusely turbulent for the entire South African cricketing fraternity, as racial policies have taken a colossal toll on the selection criteria for players. With the South African government mounting pressure on the cricket board to have a certain number of coloured players in the side, the entire process of selecting individuals has taken a shift. These days, rather than selecting players based on their merit, South Africans are content on selecting them based on their racial backgrounds.
Thereby, players who feel that they have been clearly unfairly dealt with, have resorted to going “Kolpak”, or an arrangement where they sign up with a county side in England and play as non-overseas players. The conditions remain here too, as they can’t play any form of international cricket as long as the Kolpak contract is valid.
Keeping this drastic change in mind, we have a look at a possible playing XI, comprising of those individuals who have gone Kolpak.