Since the inception of T-20 cricket in 2005, the impact of T-20 format on Indian cricket has been great. Different T-20 leagues across the world, has led to many changes in the attitude of the players. T-20 has made the batsman more fearless, play more innovative strokes and led to many huge scores in ODI cricket.
Few years back, the scores of 240 to 250 in one day internationals was defendable but now with more T-20 being played the scores of 300 or even 350 is not considered safe. The likes of Sanju Samson, Akshar Patel, Karun Nair and other young Indian talent have got an exposure to play with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and learning the tricks of the game from the greatest players ever.
The T-20 format, especially the Indian Premier league, has attracted more and more crowds in the stadiums. The people love to see the batsman hitting fours and sixes enjoying the match. The crowds come to watch and love to see exciting matches going to the last ball.
The T-20 format has been a criteria for the players to get selection into the national squads too. The small town boys from India are making money from the T-20 format along with the exposure they receive from playing at the top-most level.
In test cricket, the likes of Virender Sehwag have changed the attitude of the players because they are the ones who created a positive mindset in other young Indian players.
The T-20 format has improved the standard of fielding in Cricket too. The catching ability has risen up to a different level. In the current Indian team, the likes of Jadeja, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rahane and Raina have set a very high benchmark in the field.
In ODIs recently, the Indian team chased down the scores of 350 plus twice against Australia in 2013 at home. The Indian players by playing more of T-20 cricket know how to chase down any score in One day international cricket.
In T-20s the scores of 170-180 has become par. With the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, we can expect huge scores and we need teams to know how to chase them down too considering the batting overhauls the bowling as the strongest suit for the India Team.
T-20 is game where nobody knows how the games changes with somebody playing a brilliant knock and winning the match on his own and this impact has been seen in One day international and Test cricket lately too.
I am sure that with teams gearing up for the 2015 World cup and more of ODI cricket coming up we can see some exciting few months. The Indian players have exceled in this format. Players like Raina, Kohli have been exceptional.
India has participated in the T-20 World Cups held 6 times since 2007. In this tournament, India has already won once in 2007 and came runners-up in 2014. The World Cup win in 2007 was a turning point for Indian cricket. Also the Champions League T-20 being held since 2009 teams from South Africa, Australia, Indian Premier League teams come to participate and showcase their talent to the world.