Talking Point - Is T20 a batsman's game? Cricket World TV

We have all become used to watching high-scoring Twenty20 games with sixes and fours hit with increasing regularity. But has the game gone too far in the batsmens' favour?

We asked a number of current county cricketers for their views - from batsmen to bowlers and all-rounders.

Watch the clips below to find out what the professionals think then give us your view by voting in our poll and leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.

While some are quick to agree that Twenty20 cricket is indeed a batsman's game, others are quick to turn the question on its head, arguing that in the modern game, bowlers going at eight runs or less per over are doing a good job.

Peter Handscomb (Gloucestershire) - there's still something there for the bowlers


Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) - the bowlers always adapt

Jacques Rudolph (Glamorgan) - bowlers have to take the initiative and be creative; evolution is good for the game

George Dockrell (Somerset) - It's tough; as a spinner seven or eight runs an over is alright

John Simpson (Middlesex) - It's become a batsman's game but bowlers are adapting very well

James Burke (Surrey) - People come to see sixes and fours, the game is definitely batsman-orientated

Steven Croft (Lancashire) - The challenge for bowlers depends on the ground

Jack Brooks (Yorkshire) - definitely a batsman's game; as bowlers we try to minimise the damage

James Vince (Hampshire) - T20 not ideal for bowlers but batsman attacking gives them a chance

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) - If you concede less than eight per over, you've done a fantastic job as batsmen are looking to go from ball one...it's a difficult job but an exciting one.

So now you've seen what the professionals think - what about your own view?

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