I think I can name about 10 to 15 players of colour who have left the Western Cape to go up to the highveld because they struggle to produce players of colour up there. One of the main reasons for Vandiar to leave though was his lazy attitude and Ray Jennings said it would be the best move for him to move away from home.
Craig Alexander is another to have left the cape and sure he may be the fastest outside the SA set-up and regularly bowls 150 clicks but is not international level. Not tall enough and it skid through at a good pace and if it doesn't swing can be very average.
I saw Malan a couple of times and he looked very composed at the crease. Lots of people in SA are fans of Snijamn but I am definitely not.
I played a lot of cricket with Brad Barnes, Kieswetter and Levi and are amazing talents. WP cricket of the old days is being disgraced by what they call the Cobras today thanks to Shukr Conrad and other selecting their favouries like Philander, Kleinvedlt and the likes.
I grew up watching this WP team...think what it is today.
1. Desmond Haynes
2. Gary Kirsten
3. Jacques Kallis
4. HD Ackerman
5. Herschelle Gibbs
6. Brian McMillan
7. Paul Kirsten
8. Eric Simons
10. Dave Rundle
11. Meryck Pringle
Then later came Prince, Willoughby, Henderson and the like.