20:20 cricket in India…

India eventually submitted to ICC and opened its gates to 20:20 cricket. This means that this format of the game would be played at the domestic level.

The format which has been formulated to spread the popularity of the game, has many features such as a 20 over restriction, 80 minutes for each side and curtailed fielding restrictions apart from other features.

What this means for the viewers and cricket fans in India is a feast for the eyes! With players like Virender Sehwag and Mahendra Singh Dhoni breaking into the international arena and making a making an impression due to the explosive nature of batting, this format of the game would unveil more players such as Sehwag and Dhoni.

But does this endanger the surfacing of players with test match temperament and technique? Nowadays, even test cricket is transforming and acquiring a more aggressive outlook. With players like Gilchrist, Afridi and Sehwag carrying the onus from One day internationals to test arena, this change is evident. What this has led to is the depletion of players with patience and rugged technique such as Rahul Dravid and Kallis.

So, is 20 :20 cricket going to do Indian cricket good? Speak out & post a comment!…