There is an interesting discussion on the PitchVision Academy on the merits of twenty20 as a coaching model for young cricketers. Sometimes the performances of the top players can look almost superhuman, and it can be difficult to find ideal models for younger players to follow.
Trying to hit the ball as far as Chris Gayle, or playing the Dil-scoop, or bowling 150kph yorkers like Lasith Malinga – surely, that’s only for the professionals?
Is there something in twenty20 for younger players (and amateurs at all levels) to aspire to?
If you saw the IPL2011 game between Deccan Chargers and Delhi Daredevils, then the answer has to be yes.