Originally Posted by adharcric
Obviously, it doesn't do that to the extent of test cricket. You still get to see both aggressive and defensive batting, just as in tests. The balance is merely shifted.
In that format, there is no balance.
No you don't. You see aggressive and less aggressive batting. And defensive and less defensive bowling. And the field placement is horrid. In Twenty20, you get to see aggressive batting at its best. In ODI's, you're stuck about 1/3 of the way between Twenty20 and Tests.
You lack the aggressive bowling from tests and the aggressive batting from Twenty20. You also lack the great defensive innings from Tests and the insanely fast paced day of cricket from Twenty20.
In the end, you're left with an aborted format with many vices and few virtues.