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From Test to ODIs and to T20: T20 Cricket World cups 2008 and 2009

With the advent of the T20 cricket, the test cricket bonanza and ODI extravaganza is fading out. Especially the survival of test cricket in the wake of blitzing T20 cricket is becoming bleak. Now with the hectic life and busy routine, most of the people are not ready to forego their precious time for long duration games like test cricket. For instance, if we look at soccer, the match finishes in 90 minutes or so and this is the key reason of its worldwide popularity. On the contrary, test cricket requires endurance, adept and sound techniques at a mass level.

The evolution of ODIs was on the back of bringing the cricket playing session to one day to attract the masses did materialize; however, the pundits of the cricket still consider test cricket as the real game.

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