Ok.. we all know how different the 3 formats of the games are from each other and how difficult it is to transfer the skills across formats.. Inverarity chips in here..
But how about ranking the players on how good they are across the different formats. This is not a place where the old CW Maxim of Test Cricket is most important would apply. Let's start with the criteria that ALL 3 formats are equally important. Who are the best in the world given this criteria? And what would be the best XI? For convenience, you can change the positions in the line up as you see fit. Here is mine:
AB De Villiers
Shakib Al Hasan
MS Dhoni (wk) (c)
Tim Southee (?)
And for mine, the best players in the world right now across the formats are KP and ABDV.. Thoughts?