Will T20 overcome Test cricket?
August 5, 2009 8:33pm CST
T20 is an exciting game. It,s a short version game which attracts lot of audiences. Test cricket is a long version game. Test cricket is also good but it,s duration 4-5 days which it not so popular among the audiences..
8 Aug 09
I personally like to watch test matches over T20. I like to watch the intense battle between bat and ball rather than a game in which half the shots that batsmen play are pure luck. Test cricket needs you to be technically perfect. If you are master of the game only then you can survive at this level. I like to watch that kind of game. T20 is good only for fun. But when it comes to actual cricketing skills only test matches can provide you those things.
8 Aug 09
In this fast age, it is but natural, that T20 is gaining popularity and rightfully so. But Test Cricket has its own charm. It has so many twists and turns that even after 4 full days of cricket, the underdog which has performed badly for the 4 days, can always bounce back and Save the Match on the 5th day. That's the beauty of the Test Cricket.
6 Aug 09
T20 is bit of gamble I would say. It is a format of the game that favour mostly luck than talent. It is an entertaining game in which the results can swing to either side each and every ball. Still cricket is something different and it can not be predicted through mere luck. T20 may attract audience and make cricket popular in other countries too. But it can not overcome the other formats of the game. Test cricket and ODI does not pose any threat because those are the formats which really helps to get the real talents.
• Guwahati, India
6 Aug 09
People have virtually no time these days to spend even 7 hours infront the TV too watch the ODI save the World Cup. In such milieu Test obviously goes to the back bench. See what happened with the West Indies main players as the went rebel and the newbie Bagladesh clinched the series from the mighty ones. Could not they settle the issue before the Test series if they had so much of love for the Test? And why later came down to the field? This and many instances are there which are indicative that Test Cricket would be languishing at the end. And T20 is the exciting version for sure.
6 Aug 09
I love to watch T20 more than test cricket. It attracts more audiences when compared to test cricket. And more over its much thrilling to watch the twist in T20. But when it comes to the talent of a cricketer, then it is surely test cricket which will be a great challenge for him to prove his abilities. So, I think that even if T20 overcomes Test cricket, still Test cricket won't lose its fame.