What’s your take on this AI-generated team made up of non-white South African cricketers from the apartheid era?
Black, coloured and Indian South Africans were not allowed to represent their country pre-1992 due to apartheid, and had to play in separate leagues and competitions.
Here is an XI made up non-white cricketers who did not have the chance to showcase their skills on the international stage for South Africa during that period.
1. Farouk Dikani
A solid opening batsman who played for Western Province in the non-white leagues.
2. Alfie Simon
Another accomplished opening batsman who played for Eastern Province in the non-white leagues.
3. Saait Magiet
A talented all-rounder who played as a batsman and medium-pace bowler in the non-white leagues. He was also a successful rugby player and captained the non-white South African rugby team.
4. Basil D’Oliveira
An all-rounder who was a top-order batsman and medium-pace bowler. He moved to England due to apartheid and played for Worcestershire and represented England in Tests and ODIs.
5. Ashraf Mall
A stylish middle-order batsman who played in the non-white leagues.
6. Omar Henry
A left-arm spinner and useful lower-order batsman, Henry had a successful career in South African domestic cricket before making his international debut for South Africa in 1992.
7. Khaya Majola
A talented wicketkeeper-batsman who played in the non-white leagues.
8. Vincent Barnes
A right-arm fast-medium bowler who had a successful career in South African domestic cricket during the apartheid era, and later went on to become a successful bowling coach for the national team.
9. Eric Petersen
Petersen played for Western Province in the non-white leagues and was considered one of the best non-white fast bowlers of his time.
10. Satha Moodley
A skilled off-spinner who played in the non-white leagues.
11. Ebrahim Osman
A leg-spinner who played in the non-white leagues and was known for his ability to turn the ball.