Originally Posted by Goughy
Why look for complicated answers when the obvious and simplist ones are true.
1) Case can be made for colored players being favoured to an extent even in Cronje's time.
2) There are other big factors which cannot be ignored. For instance..
South Africa don't have Allan Donald now or a big replacement. Pollock is declining. South Africa don't have the all rounders they had before. The captain isn't black and yet he isn't half as good as Cronje was.
I wouldn't put it down to 1 reason frankly.