Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Jolly Ol' England
Test, ODI or Twenty20 Cricket?
What's your favourite form of Cricket; Test Cricket, ODI (One Day International) or Twenty20 Cricket? Mine has to be ODI!
Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which nowadays lasts up to five days. It is generally considered the most complete examination of teams' playing ability and endurance. The origin of the name Test stems from the long, grueling match being a "test" of the relative strength of the two sides.
ODI (One Day International) Cricket:
A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, usually fifty. The Cricket World Cup is played in this format. One Day International matches are also called "Limited Overs Internationals (LOI)", although this generic term may also refer to Twenty20 International matches.
Twenty20, often abbreviated to T20, is a form of cricket originally introduced in England and Wales for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in 2003. A Twenty20 game involves two teams, each has a single innings, batting for a maximum of 20 overs.