A question is araising these days in the minds of all the cricketers that, whether 20-20 cricket will be the future of One Day cricket?
Who will watch the 8hrs match when a 3hrs of excitement is possible in todays busy schedule?
Will the current players be suitable for this new form of game?
What is the reaction of top payers who could not do well in this new form of game?
Many questions.. many answers.. A new game fighting for its existance..
Let talk more on this here..
i hope not, i dont like 20/20, real one day cricket is much better, and Tests are better again...Why shorten a game that has already been shortened?
Why dont you vote then...?
I think 20/20 is great to watch since it is fast paced and a lot of beatiful shots were made during the short period.
Just look at the result of the first one day game between Australia and England...and what happened in the end? A wash OUT!
After australia played 50 overs of cricket, there was no result for the game. It ended up being 'abandoned' becuase of wet outfield!
If it was 20/20, then we would have 40 overs+the break and still have a result!
Damn the long 50 over waste of time of a game!
2020 is here to stay, like it or not
I voted no, only because I can see all three of them working hand in hand to help the other.
I can see global leagues for 20-20, basically on the grounds that it works well for TV, in short and sweet bursts.
I hope tests and one dayers are kept as the pinnacles of international cricket for a long time to come. As mattyj, tests are getting better again, and there's nothing like sitting under a fan in the summer watching the cricket.
Because your question is "IS IT THE FUTURE" how do i know? my OPINION is that i HOPE it isnt
I think looking at the exitment of 20-20 cricket I feel it will be the future of cricket.
Just after the world cup, when I am watching the 50 overs matches, I feel it dull and time consuming. If we look at the speed of game in 20-20 cricket, I feel it will definately be increasing in the near future. Also, ppl will start looking at one days as Test.
I strongly oppose people feelings saying that, 20-20 is not a good cricket and talent and skills of cricket doesn't work here. I feel complete opposite. The one who can have excelent cricket skills can definately be the winner in this game. This is off course new form of cricket and hence different angle and strategies to play. People say that this is not bowlers game, but I feel it is in deed and the good bowling talent can be developed through this. Imagin ppl taking 10 wkts in 20 overs. What these bowlers will do in 50 overs match.
I will cheer for this new form of game. I love 20T cricket. Its definately the future of cricket.
IMHO 20-20 is cricket attempting to be like basball or soccer with those sort of time frames. They're not comparable games. To me cricket is like fishing - you spend a day out with your mates and its a time of reflection while the game goes on in the background.
Its kind of hard to explain, when a 1-day match gets close its more exciting becuase there's been prelude and a gradual ramping up of the tension until the end. When a test match gets close (and granted many peter out into a draw or a forgone concolusion so it doesn't happen that often) but when it does, they become infintely more exciting than any other form of cricket and you get the situtaion where you have the entire office on cricinfo or TV (if you're lucky) captivated by the test.
This is a sort of atmosphere that 20-20 can't match.
Perhaps i'm being old fashion. The old school never liked 50-over cricket (which was only first played in 1971 so isn't that old) and thought it sacriligious and not a proper cricket game etc etc and now its an accepted form of cricket. Perhaps the same will happen over time with 20.20.
50-over cricket can be folloed in the office environment easily, by occasionally sneaking a peek at BBC or cricinfo - howver over the recent world cup - attempts to do this fail as the game is over before you realise it. I guess like soccer you've just got to watch it.
You have hit the nail on the head! 20/20 is trying to put all the tension of the ending of a 50 over match from the start and it just doesnt work...
I think Twenty20 is fantastic. I can't watch test matches because let's face it, its boring as hell. One day internationals are good but I can only ever truly watch cricket, not just glance at it ever now and then on the telly, when Gilly and Symonds are hitting a 6 once an over. Twenty20 is perfect for this but I don't think onedayers or test mathes are ever not going to be played. Twenty20 is something extra.
20 20 can never be the future of cricket. It is much entertaining than the traditional test matches and one dayers. I dont think that 20 20 holds the future.
Surely it is the future of Cricket.Thank god .Test cricket is boring for me not it is lenthy but i don't have any idea about the game.(if someone ones to help;u r welcome).
20-20 is also hard to play .Ballers got to do a lot.Batting is also tough.And top of it , watching the game is exciting . I m gr8 fan of soccer and i m afraid that t-20 might take the excitement off .
Anoter full day game, washed out. Makes me wonder why do I even sit up to watch it
20 - 20 should be used to spread the games to those countries where cricket isn't popular yet. Slowly bring them into the fold, and then make them realize the skills involved in the longer versions of the game, thereby enticing them to take up the forms of the game which really test a player's skills.
That way, soon, cricket will become popular all over the world, just like soccer is popular now