It is for everyone to see that the usual fervor of World Cup cricket is missing in the current tournament. At least, I am not so excited or keenly following the matches that are taking place. This form of cricket mandates a drastic attitude shift, both for the players and for the cricket followers.
At a high level, this game suits players with great deal of aggression. Temperament, technique, good length bowling and partnerships are not of significant importance in this form of the game. If every player comes on, hits about 2 sixes and 2 fours and goes out, it makes an impressive total of about 180-200 to defend. Also this format is designed specifically for the batsmen. Bowlers just have to make sure that they keep bowling a good line and anticipate batsmen to make mistakes.
I am ardent lover of Test match cricket and never gets bored with it. It offers all the excitement, provided the pitch is aptly prepared. But such an excitement is conspicuous by its absence, in case of Twenty 20 cricket. I am able to see many renowned international players do not wish to play this form of cricket, in a consistent manner. I could sense that both the players and fans are unanimous in this aspect.
Twenty 20 match can be a warm up game prior to cricket tour matches. But I do not see a point in holding a World Cup and deciding the winner. This tournament must be seen as a test case and the feedback must be used to decide the future for this form of cricket.
Nevertheless, congratulations to Pakistan on rising from the ashes, after their unceremonious exit from the ODI World Cup. They seem to have adapted themselves exceedingly well and are playing some really good cricket. Good luck for them to go ahead and grab the cup!