I tried to make the system very basic so that there would be no number crunching involved - it also comes down to how I rate each player personally, so there is no real formula or anything.
I rate each batsman out of three, three being reserved for the absolute ATG batsmen (e.g Lara), two for the superb batsmen who are just under the all-time level (e.g Kanhai) and one for the great batsmen who I don't think would flourish at this level (e.g Kallicharan, although that's perhaps a little harsh). Almost every batsman I rated scored a two or three.
I do exactly the same thing for bowlers, so the system focuses on each player's primary skill. I rate the wicketkeeper on his glovework alone at this stage, so for example Flower, Walcott or Sangakkara would only score one point here but Tallon scores three. Gilchrist scores two, for the record.
Once you've added up these numbers for each player, you get a 'raw' score.
After you get the raw score, the 'bonus' points come into play, and these are the points that make or break a side and truly show how clever or resourceful the drafter was with their team. I give an extra point for left-right opening combinations, being a good batsman as a wicketkeeper, having an excellent fifth bowling option (Sobers, Worrell, Walters etc.), having batting depth to the number eight slot, having a tactical genius/inspiring captain and for having a left-arm frontline bowling option. I will probably add having three great slippers as an extra too, but here's an example using watson's side (hope he doesn't mind, but it's a pretty good wrap I am giving him )...
01. Bob Simpson 2
02. Bill Lawry* 2
03. Charles Macartney 3
04. Maurice Leyland 2
05. Bill Ponsford 2
06. Elias 'Patsy' Hendren 2
07. John Waite+ 3
08. Ray Lindwall 3
09. Bill Johnston 2
10. Sydney Barnes 3
11. Neil Adcock 3
12. Peter Heine
Raw: 27 + 1 L/R opening combination + 1 wicketkeeper batting + 1 left-arm frontliner + 1 bowling depth = 31
31 is equal highest score at the moment. Adcock was probably judged leniently in hindsight, but I think he was a magnificent bowler. Fantastic team watson