The twenty-over format of cricket is becoming increasingly popular as compared to the 50-over and Test format. Since the quick-scoring T20 game gives a team only twenty overs (meaning 120 balls) in each inning, there are huge hitting, incredible fielding, and exceptional bowling that keep the audience entertained. The greater the audience, the higher the revenue, which provides livelihoods to far more cricketers. In 2014-15, the Australian Big Bash League, which is the third most popular T20 league in the world, attracted an average of 23,539 spectators in each game. T20 games are also preferred because upcoming players see a fair advantage of focusing on the short form. There are far more career opportunities available in T20 leagues than in traditional cricket. As of May 2015, the Champions League Twenty20 is the second most popular league with the Indian Premier League being the most popular one.
With the increase in the popularity of T20, numerous people are being involved in betting and predicting the results. Many cricket prediction websites analyze the previous records and statistics and predict the outcome of the current match. They foretell the favorite side of the game, considering the teams’ past performances in the same venue and similar conditions. The prediction websites examine all the things that have an impact on a team’s victory or defeat and provide you with a report in detail. A few sites involve the audience as well, offering cricket lovers an opportunity to predict every game and win points based on their prediction, which can be redeemed for fantastic gifts and cash prizes.
Although the T20 match prediction is made after reviewing many aspects, it cannot be said that it is 100% accurate. Some other factors can change the course of the game and thus, prove the predictions wrong such as when a batsman is hurt or gets retired. However, these predictions are often correct to some extent.
T20 cricket is the fastest cricket format due to a limited number of overs. With the increase in T20 cricket fan following, prediction of games has also introduced that keeps fans interested and entertained.