Twenty20 cricket is the latest innovation in the game. England set the trend for the new game format, aiming to bring the action-packed intensity that timed sports such as football provide.

Twenty20 is an immensely successful attempt to make the sport attractive for both spectators and TV viewers alike. The format involves each team bating for one innings of twenty overs. Unlike traditional cricket, Twenty20 matches are much shorter in duration, which translates into more drama and action packed entertainment.