Herschelle Gibbs and Lance Klusener are notable exclusions in Shane Warne's greatest South Africa Test XI (since 1990) © Getty Images
Herschelle Gibbs and Lance Klusener are notable exclusions in Shane Warne’s greatest South Africa Test XI (since 1990) © Getty Images

Shane Warne is on course to name Test and ODI XIs of different countries. After picking Australia Test and ODI XI, he picked England Test XI and now the legendary legbreak googly bowler who is widely considered as the greatest spinner in history of the game has picked his greatest South Africa Test XI. This XI like his previous XIs features players from the last 25 years only i.e. since 1990. He named the players of South Africa Test XI on his Facebook page. He added in his post that he will come up with the greatest XIs of other teams as well in times to come. READ: Shane Warne picks greatest Australia Test XI; notable exclusions include Mark Taylor, Ian Healy

Shane Warne said on Facebook, “After a lot of you have asked for the best teams I’ve played against, I’ve decided to go through each country. Will also, give you my best combined ashes team over the last 25 years & my all time team that I would have loved to have played against plus my greatest ever 11 to have played the game ! Remember I have to have played a proper match against them…

I loved playing against SA, great guys & my favourite tours where in SA too, absolutely love the country & have some amazing friends who I often go and visit. Joburg my fav city in SA, Capetown fun. Re the players. Fannie De Villiers was the hardest player to leave out as he was all quality. Lance Kluesner would make any world 11 one day team, but couldn’t squeeze him in ahead of Jonty Rhodes as Jonty’s all round ability was amazing & redefined fielding in my opinion. Peter Kirsten was at the end of his career when I played against him, so didn’t see the best of him. Brian McMillan was stiff to miss out as he was a quality all rounder, great slipper and fun to play against. Hudson another player stiff to not make the opening position as to was my buddy Gibbs. As for fast bowlers, Rudi Bryson, pushed hard.. The spinners spot was really Adams or Symo.. Lastly, sorry Mr Cullinan but couldn’t squeeze you in !!!!!!!!!! Was fun bowling to you though !

Have I missed anyone in your opinion.”

More to come…” READ: Shane Warne dismisses rumours of playing in BBL 2015

Warne’s greatest South Africa Test XI (last 25 years): Graeme Smith, Gary Kirsten ,Jacques Kallis, A B  de Villiers, Hansie Cronje ( C ), Jonty Rhodes, Mark Boucher (wk), Shaun Pollock, Pat Symcox, Dale Steyn, Allan Donald.