Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs has named left-arm fast bowler Brett Schultz in a hypothetical best Proteas XI played with and against.
Schultz played nine Tests and one ODI between 1992 and 1997. His career was blighted by injury.
‘Team is for both tests and ODIs. Schultz is a bowler the world unfortunately never got to see enough of – evil as f***,’ Gibbs wrote on Twitter.
Gibbs selected veterans Graeme Smith and Gary Kirsten as opening batsmen. He did not pick a specialist spinner. Current Proteas head coach Mark Boucher was chosen as wicketkeeper.
The middle order comprises right-handed quintet Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Darryl Cullinan and AB de Villiers.
Schultz is partnered by right-armers Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock and Dale Steyn in the seam attack.
That for both tests and odi.
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) April 30, 2020
The 46-year-old Gibbs played 90 Tests, 248 ODIs and 23 T20Is between 1996 and 2010. His international career coincided with all 11 players in this hypothetical XI.
Gibbs’ XI: Graeme Smith, Gary Kirsten, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Darryl Cullinan, AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Dale Steyn, Allan Donald, Brett Schultz.
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