September 18, 2012

Is the World Twenty20 on par with the World Cup?

ESPNcricinfo staff

No, it isn't

Twenty20 cricket has no history like one-day cricket does and the shortest format hasn't acquired the seriousness of the 50-over game yet. Most fans consider the World Cup the real deal.

Yes, it is

The World Twenty20 in its present form is a much tougher competition than the World Cup, with smaller margins for error because of the shortness of the format. T20 is the game's present and future.

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  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 14:30 GMT

    This T20 world cup so far is BS cricket. This is the worst I've seen it so far. Waste of time watching it.

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    No, its not and may nvr be on that level... bcz T20 is like "hit it" and one day cricket is "Play it"

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    Although t20WC is very exciting but it cant match 50 over WC in terms of quality & interest. 50 over WC is still favorite of pure cricket lovers..

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    No. It is not. Because Current T20 is like what we are playing at village level. It purely depends on one or 2 lucky players on the day. Any top bowler can go like one doesn't in the list.Its not worthy to weight with 50-50.

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    Look, I watch cricket all the time. Whatever match I am always staring at the television. My mum hates cricket. Since it is a shorter format, she finds time to watch. It makes the game more fun for my family, because it is funny to watch her call the people by their wrong names or mistakes a pakistani from an indian. I love T20, even though I hate playing it!

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 9:50 GMT

    T20 is very young and needs to settle down. It definitely has a larger acceptance and many new teams can gain entry. However, as these countries do not have enough exposure it will take time before they become competitive, a-la Bangladesh. T20 is still looked at the e-quotient of cricket and will need some maturing to be accepted as serious business. In fact the likes of IPL are making it a more marketing gimmick than serious cricket. I think ICC should promote Under19 cricket more to develop the game at the grass root level.

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    What ever we say and believe the fact remains, cricket is a spectator sport. Test matches and even ODI's do not attract the numbers as T20 does. So give it a chance. More people who show an interest in cricket better it is for the game.

    We cannot get stuck with high polluted ideas thinking TEST cricket is the only thing. We have to change with the times.

  • testli5504537 on September 22, 2012, 7:15 GMT

    You know what, I've got a really good idea, let's shut up, watch cricket and enjoy life as it is, there is no point in comparing foolishly the t20 wc with other wc as the obvious winner (in today's era is t20). T20 wc is fun, exciting and belligerent in its own way, the 50 over matches are better and more fun in their own way... Let life be as it is guys!

  • testli5504537 on September 21, 2012, 20:47 GMT

    The T20 World Cup is a show for the fans fun to watch, fun to play but the 50 over is still so much thrilling. Nobody will watch the full match but it has never been boring either. T20 is fun but stupid.

  • testli5504537 on September 21, 2012, 18:02 GMT

    yea t20 cricket is more fun :) The best format :) To take decisions quirky & and u have to do change Ur strategy according to situation its more exiting :)

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