Is the World Twenty20 on par with the World Cup?
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.
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.